INSTRUCTION MANUAL

The “Quick Reference Guide” and “Software Start Guide” are provided at end of this manual.

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INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Introduction
The EOS 550D is a high-performance, digital single-lens reflex camera featuring a fine-detail CMOS sensor with 18.0 effective megapixels, DIGIC 4, high-precision and high-speed 9-point AF, approx. 3.7 fps continuous shooting, Live View shooting, and Full HD (Full HighDefinition) movie shooting. The camera is highly responsive for shooting at anytime, provides many functions fitted for advanced shooting, and offers many other features.

Take Test Shots to Familiarize Yourself with the Camera
With a digital camera, you can immediately view the image you have captured. While reading this manual, take a few test shots and see how they come out. You can then better understand the camera. To avoid botched pictures and accidents, first read the Safety Warnings (p.233, 234) and Handling Precautions (p.12,13).

Testing the Camera Before Use and Liability
After shooting, playback and check whether the images have been properly recorded. If the camera or memory card is faulty and the images cannot be recorded or downloaded to a computer, Canon cannot be held liable for any loss or inconvenience caused.

Copyrights
Copyright laws in your country may prohibit the use of your recorded images of people and certain subjects for anything but private enjoyment. Also be aware that certain public performances, exhibitions, etc., may prohibit photography even for private enjoyment.

This camera is compatible with SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards, and SDXC memory cards. This manual will refer to all these cards as just “card.” * The camera does not come with a card for recording images. Please purchase it separately.

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Item Check List
Before starting, check that all the following items have been included with your camera. If anything is missing, contact your dealer.

Camera
(with eyecup and body cap)

Battery Pack LP-E8 (with protective cover)

Battery Charger LC-E8/LC-E8E*

Wide Strap EW-100DB III

Interface cable

Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST

EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (Software)

EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk

Camera Instruction Manual (this booklet)

* Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E is provided. (The LC-E8E comes with a power cord.) If you purchased a Lens Kit, check that the lens is included. Depending on the Lens Kit type, the lens instruction manual might also be included. Be careful not to lose any of the above items.

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Conventions Used in this Manual
Icons in this Manual
<6> <V> <U> <0> : Indicates the Main Dial. : Indicates the <S> cross keys. : Indicates the setting button.

0, 9, 7, 8 : Indicates that the respective function remains active for 4 sec., 6 sec., 10 sec., or 16 sec. respectively after you let go of the button.
* In this manual, the icons and markings indicating the camera’s buttons, dials, and settings correspond to the icons and markings on the camera and on the LCD monitor.

3 : Indicates a function which can be changed by pressing the
<M> button and changing the setting.

M

: When shown on the upper right of the page, it indicates that the function is available only in the Creative Zone modes (p.20). : Tip or advice for better shooting. : Problem-solving advice. : Warning to prevent shooting problems. : Supplemental information.

(p.**) : Reference page numbers for more information.

Basic Assumptions
All operations explained in this manual assume that the power switch has already been set to <1> (p.27). It is assumed that all the menu settings and Custom Functions are set to the default. For explanatory purposes, the instructions show the camera attached with an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens.

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Chapters
For first-time DSLR users, Chapters 1 and 2 explain the camera’s basic operations and shooting procedures.

Introduction
Camera basics.

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Getting Started Basic Shooting and Image Playback
Fully automatic shooting for different subjects.

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Creative Shooting
Basic shooting features for specific types of subjects.

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Advanced Shooting
Advanced shooting features.

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Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) Shooting Movies Handy Features
Convenient menu-based functions.

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Image Playback Printing Images Customizing the Camera Reference

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End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide

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......... 26 Turning on the Power ......................................................... 4 Chapters ................................................. 36 Q Using the Quick Control Screen ........................ 24 Installing and Removing the Battery................................... 49 2 Shooting Portraits.............................. 12 Quick Start Guide ....................................... 50 3 Shooting Landscapes.......................................... 44 2 Basic Shooting and Image Playback 45 1 Fully Automatic Shooting..................................................... 10 Handling Precautions ................................................................................................................ 16 1 Getting Started 23 Charging the Battery ... 31 Attaching and Detaching a Lens ................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 38 3 Menu Operations .................................................................... 30 Installing and Removing the SD Card ................................................................................................................... 14 Nomenclature ............... 53 6 Shooting Portraits at Night ................................................................................................ 52 5 Shooting Moving Subjects................................................................................................................ 33 About the Lens Image Stabilizer......................................................................................................................................... 42 Switching the LCD Monitor Display .................................................................. 40 Formatting the Card.......................................................................... 48 7 Disabling Flash................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 54 C Creative Auto Shooting ......................................... 3 Conventions Used in this Manual ........................................................................................................................ 58 6 ......................................................... 51 4 Shooting Close-ups ............................................... 46 1 Full Auto Techniques..........................Contents Introduction 2 Item Check List....... 29 Selecting the Interface Language............. 5 Contents at a Glance............... 55 x Image Playback....................................................................................................................... 35 Basic Operation ....................................................................... 27 Setting the Date and Time.....................................................................................................................................

..................................................................................87 Auto Exposure Bracketing.............78 f: Changing the Depth of Field .................................................................................................68 MF: Manual Focusing ..........................................................................................62 D Using the Built-in Flash .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................60 Z: Changing the ISO Speed .....................................................Contents 3 Creative Shooting 59 d: Program AE...............................................................................................94 Setting the Color Space ....70 j Using the Self-timer ....................................82 a: Manual Exposure........................................................................................................................................................................................................97 A FE Lock.......................................85 q Changing the Metering Mode.................69 i Continuous Shooting .....................................................71 Setting the Image-recording Quality............................................................89 A Customizing a Picture Style ....................................................................80 Depth of Field Preview .................................................................................................................................................101 Auto Lighting Optimizer......................................................................................64 E: Changing the AF Mode .........................98 B: Setting the White Balance .........................................................................................104 Preventing Camera Shake ................................................................................103 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction .....................................................................96 A AE Lock ............................................................................................................................72 A Selecting a Picture Style .................................................................................................99 2 White Balance Correction..................................75 4 Advanced Shooting 77 s: Action Shots ...................................83 8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE...........................................................................66 S Selecting the AF Point .............................106 7 ..86 Oy Setting Exposure Compensation ..........................................................................................................................91 A Registering a Picture Style..............

..................... 139 File Numbering Methods ..................................... 160 k Playing Movies ............................................................................................................................................ 113 Focusing Manually......................................................... 139 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness ............................................... 140 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images ............................................................................................. 138 Setting the Image Review Time ......................................................................................... 151 Manual Sensor Cleaning .......................................................................Contents 5 Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) 107 A Shooting with the LCD Monitor ............................ 120 6 7 Shooting Movies 123 k Shooting Movies.............................................................................................................................................. 153 8 Image Playback 155 HI Searching for Images Quickly................... 111 Using AF to Focus .......................................................................................................................... 124 Shooting Function Settings .............................................................. 146 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color...................................................................................................................................... 158 b Rotating the Image ....................... 164 8 .................................................. 142 B Checking Camera Settings........................................ 156 u/y Magnified View ........... 162 X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes ....... 144 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically ........................................................................... 159 k Enjoying Movies ............................................................................... 138 Setting the Auto Power-off Time................................................................................................................................................................. 130 Handy Features 137 Handy Features .............. 150 Appending Dust Delete Data ........................................... 138 Silencing the Beeper ................................................. 108 Shooting Function Settings ................................................................................................................................................................. 146 Setting the Flash ................................................................................... 138 Card Reminder .......... 143 Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings................................................................................. 147 f Automatic Sensor Cleaning .....................................................

.....................176 wPrinting.............................................................................................................................................................224 Specifications .........................................208 Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes.................Contents Slide Show (Auto Playback).......216 Troubleshooting Guide...............198 Setting Copyright Information...............210 Menu Settings ....................173 9 Printing Images 175 Preparing to Print ............................................................212 System Map ......................................................................................................................................................167 K Protecting Images ............................................................................................................................................................................................................170 L Erasing Images .......................185 Direct Printing with DPOF ...............................................203 Remote Control Shooting........................................237 End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide 243 9 ..............204 External Speedlites ...........................................................199 11 Reference 201 When Autofocus Fails ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................206 Using Eye-Fi Cards ............225 Index ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................192 Registering My Menu ...................................................190 Custom Function Settings ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................188 10 Customizing the Camera 189 Setting Custom Functions .......................................................218 Error Codes......................178 Trimming the Image ......................................................................183 W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) ........................................................202 Using a Household Power Outlet .....................................................................................171 B Shooting Information Display .........................................165 Viewing the Images on TV .......................

71 (j Self-timer) p.46.80 (f Aperture-priority AE) p.84 (Bulb exposure) p.124 (k Movie shooting) Take a picture of yourself in a group Freeze the action Blur the action Blur the background Keep the background in sharp focus Adjust the image brightness (exposure) Shoot in low light Shoot without flash Photograph fireworks at night Shoot while viewing the LCD monitor Shoot movies Image Quality Shoot with image effects matching the subject p.57 (Basic Zone modes) p. 64 (D Flash photography) p.50.Contents at a Glance Shooting Shoot automatically Shoot continuously p.87 (Exposure compensation) p.49 (7 Flash Off) p.78 (s Shutter-priority AE) p. 70 (i Continuous shooting) p.45 . 53.108 (A Live View shooting) p.75 (Selecting a Picture Style) 10 . 62.

67 (AI Servo AF) Playback View the images with the camera Search for pictures quickly Prevent important images from accidental deletion Delete unnecessary images View the images on a TV set Set the LCD brightness p. 83.156 (H Index display) p.175 (Direct printing) 11 . 86) Focusing Change the point of focus Shoot a moving subject p.Make a large-size print of the picture Take many pictures p. 1) p.72 (76.167 (Video OUT) p.68 (S AF point selection) p.58 (x Playback) p.53.170 (K Image protect) p.171 (L Delete) p.139 (LCD brightness) Printing Print pictures easily p.72 (73.

Never attempt to disassemble the camera yourself. Do not touch the camera’s electrical contacts with your fingers. Even while the camera is in storage. This is to avoid damaging the camera. Do not use cleaners that contain organic solvents to clean the camera body or lens. If the camera will not be used for an extended period. Corroded contacts can cause camera misoperation. Never leave the camera near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a magnet or electric motor. For stubborn dirt. Use a blower to blow away dust on the lens. condensation may form on the camera and internal parts. Do not drop it or subject it to physical shock. press the shutter button a few times once in a while to check that the camera is still working. first put the camera in a sealed plastic bag and let it adjust to the warmer temperature before taking it out of the bag. To prevent condensation. do not use the camera. have the camera checked by your Canon dealer or check the camera yourself and make sure it is working properly. If the camera is suddenly brought in from the cold into a warm room. and focusing screen. promptly consult your nearest Canon Service Center. well-ventilated location. reflex mirror. dry. The camera contains precision electronic circuitry.Handling Precautions Camera Care This camera is a precision instrument. High temperatures can cause the camera to malfunction. 12 . If the camera has been exposed to salty air. viewfinder. remove the lens. Do not leave the camera in excessive heat such as in a car in direct sunlight. wipe it with a well-wrung wet cloth. Wipe off any water droplets with a dry cloth. If you have not used the camera for some time or if there is an important shoot coming up. If condensation forms on the camera. and wait until the condensation has evaporated before using the camera. If you accidentally drop the camera into water. remove the battery and store the camera in a cool. If there is condensation. Avoid storing the camera where there are corrosive chemicals such as a darkroom or chemical lab. take the camera to the nearest Canon Service Center. card and battery from the camera. Also avoid using or leaving the camera near anything emitting strong radio waves such as a large antenna. If the camera has not been used for an extended period. test all its functions before using it. Strong magnetic fields can cause camera misoperation or destroy image data. This is to prevent the contacts from corroding. The camera is not waterproof and cannot be used underwater.

physical shock. or humid locations. Live View shooting. this is only temporary and will disappear when the camera is left unused for a few days. are not a malfunction.99% effective pixels. Do not store the card in hot. attach the lens caps or put down the lens with the rear end up to avoid scratching the lens surface and electrical contacts. They do not affect the images recorded.01% or less pixels. there might be a few dead pixels among the remaining 0. screen burn-in may occur where you see remnants of what was displayed. Store the card in a case. Dead pixels displaying only black or red. dusty.Handling Precautions LCD Monitor Although the LCD monitor is manufactured with very high precision technology with over 99. Lens After detaching the lens from the camera. or wet the card. in rare cases lubricant from the camera’s internal parts may adhere to the front of the sensor. About smear adhering to the front of the sensor Besides dust entering the camera from outside. Do not leave the card in direct sunlight or near a heat source. Cards To protect the card and its recorded data. 13 . It will return to normal at room temperature. or vibration. Do not subject it to excessive force. bend. or magnet. In case visible spots still remain after the automatic sensor cleaning. In low or high temperatures. Contacts Cautions During Prolonged Use If you use continuous shooting. note the following: Do not drop. However. Although this is not a malfunction. Do not store or use the card near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a TV set. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or it might look black.. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. speakers. or movie shooting for a prolonged period. If the LCD monitor is left on for a prolonged period. Also avoid places prone to having static electricity. holding the hot camera for a long period can cause slight skin burns. etc. the camera may become hot.

33) Open the slot cover and insert a card.27) When the LCD monitor displays the Date/Time setting screen. (p. (p. Set the power switch to <1>.31) With the card’s label facing you. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF>.Quick Start Guide 1 2 3 4 5 14 White index Red index Insert the battery. Attach the lens. insert it into the slot. see page 24. (p.26) To charge the battery.33) Align the lens’ white or red index with the camera’s index in the matching color. . see page 29. (p. (p.

171). The shooting settings displayed on the LCD monitor will turn off when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece.Quick Start Guide 6 7 8 9 Set the Mode Dial to <1> (Full Auto). Review the picture.138) The captured image will be displayed for approx. see page 107.46) All the necessary camera settings will be set automatically. on the LCD monitor. the built-in flash will popup automatically. (p.58). Take the picture. Press the shutter button halfway. 2 sec. (p. Focus the subject.37) Press the shutter button completely to take the picture. To delete an image.37) Look through the viewfinder and aim the viewfinder center over the subject. see “Erasing Images” (p. (p. If necessary. press the <x> button (p. and the camera will focus the subject. 15 . To display the image again. (p. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor.

Nomenclature
The names in bold indicate the parts mentioned up until the “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” section.
Mode Dial (p.20) Power switch (p.27) <Z> ISO speed setting button (p.62) <6> Main Dial (p.4) Shutter button (p.37) Built-in flash/AF-assist beam (p.64/147) EF Lens mount index (p.33) EF-S Lens mount index (p.33) Flash-sync contacts Hot shoe (p.206) <V> Focal plane mark (p.52) Strap mount (p.23) Red-eye reduction/ Self-timer lamp (p.65/71) Remote control sensor (p.106,204) Grip
Mirror (p.106,153)

Microphone (p.134) <D> Flash button (p.64)

Contacts (p.13) Lens mount Lens lock pin

Terminal cover Lens release button (p.34) Depth-of-field preview button (p.82)

External microphone IN terminal (p.134) Remote control terminal (p.205) Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal (p.169,176) Body cap (p.33) HDMI mini OUT terminal (p.167)

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Nomenclature

Eyecup (p.205) Viewfinder eyepiece Display-off sensor (p.146)

Dioptric adjustment knob (p.36) <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button (p.108/124) <A/I> AE lock/ FE lock button/ Index/Reduce button (p.97/98/156/158,183) <S/u> AF point selection/ Magnify button (p.68/158,183)

<B> Shooting settings display button (p.44,110,126, 143,173)

<M> Menu button (p.40) Speaker (p.162) Card slot cover (p.31)

LCD monitor (p.40,139)

<O> Aperture/ Exposure compensation button (p.83/87) Tripod socket <Q/l> Quick Control button/ Direct print button (p.38/181) <x> Playback button (p.58) <0> Setting button (p.40) <S> Cross keys (p.40) <WB> White balance selection button (p.99) <XA> Picture Style selection button (p.75) <Yi/Q> Drive mode selection button (p.70,71) <ZE> AF mode selection button (p.66) Card slot (p.31)

DC cord hole (p.203)

Access lamp (p.32) Battery compartment cover release lever (p.26) Battery compartment cover (p.26) <L> Erase button (p.171)

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Nomenclature

Shooting Settings Display
Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount (p.87) AEB range (p.89) Shutter speed Picture Style (p.75) Shooting mode Image-recording quality (p.72) 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 Large/Fine Large/Normal Medium/Fine Medium/Normal Small/Fine Small/Normal RAW RAW+Large/Fine Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) Drive mode (p.70,71) u Single shooting i Continuous shooting Q Self-timer/ Remote control l Self-timer:2 sec q Self-timer: Continuous Shots remaining Shots remaining during WB bracketing Self-timer countdown Bulb exposure time Metering mode (p.86) q Evaluative metering w Partial metering r Spot metering e Center-weighted average metering AF mode (p.66) X One-Shot AF 9 AI Focus AF Z AI Servo AF g Manual Focusing Aperture c Main Dial pointer (p.77) ISO speed (p.62) Flash exposure compensation (p.88) Highlight tone priority (p.194)

Quick Control icon (p.38) White balance (p.99) Q Auto W Daylight E Shade R Cloudy Y Tungsten light U White fluorescent light I Flash O Custom 2 White balance correction (p.101) B White balance bracketing (p.102) Eye-Fi transmission status* (p.208) Battery check (p.28) zxcn

* Displayed if an Eye-Fi card is used. The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Viewfinder Information
Spot metering circle Focusing screen AF point activation indicator < > AF points

<Z> ISO speed <2> White balance correction

<A> AE lock/ AEB in-progress

<o> Focus confirmation light Max. burst <0> Monochrome shooting ISO speed <A> Highlight tone priority Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount AEB range Red-eye reduction lamp-on indicator Aperture

<D> Flash-ready Improper FE lock warning <e> High-speed sync (FP flash) <d> FE lock/ FEB in-progress <y> Flash exposure compensation

Shutter speed FE lock (FEL) Busy (buSY) Built-in flash recycling (D buSY)

Card full warning (FuLL) Card error warning (Err) No card warning (Card)

The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Mode Dial The Mode Dial includes the Basic Zone modes, Creative Zone modes, and Movie shooting mode. Creative Zone These modes give you more control for shooting various subjects. d s a : Program AE (p.60) : Shutter-priority AE (p.78) : Manual exposure (p.83) AE (p.85)

f : Aperture-priority AE (p.80) 8: Automatic depth-of-field

Basic Zone All you do is press the shutter button. Fully-automatic shooting suiting the subject. 1: Full Auto (p.46) C: Creative Auto (p.55) Image Zone 7: Flash Off (p.49) 2 : Portrait (p.50) 3: Landscape (p.51) 4 : Close-up (p.52) 5: Sports (p.53) 6 : Night Portrait (p.54) k: Movie shooting (p.123)

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34) Distance scale Filter thread (front of lens) (p.13) Lens with a distance scale Hood mount (p.34) Hood mount (p.231) Image Stabilizer switch (p.35) Lens mount index (p.33) Zoom position index (p.231) Zoom ring (p.34) Focusing ring (p.Nomenclature Lens Lens without a distance scale Focusing ring (p.33) Contacts (p.13) Lens mount index (p.33) 21 .69.231) Focus mode switch (p.120) Focus mode switch (p.120) Image Stabilizer switch (p.69.231) Zoom position index (p.35) Contacts (p.34) Filter thread (front of lens) (p.33) Zoom ring (p.

24).Nomenclature Battery Charger LC-E8 Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p. Battery Charger LC-E8E Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p.24). Battery pack slot Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Power plug This power unit is intended to be correctly orientated in a vertical or floor mount position. Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Battery pack slot Power cord Power cord socket 22 .

The eyepiece cover is also attached to the strap (p.205). Pull the strap to take up any slack and make sure the strap will not loosen from the buckle. Then pass it through the strap’s buckle as shown in the illustration. 1 Eyepiece cover 23 . Attaching the Strap Pass the end of the strap through the camera’s strap mount eyelet from the bottom.Getting Started This chapter explains preparatory steps before you start shooting and basic camera operations.

recharging in low temperatures (6°C . When the battery is fully recharged. For safety reasons. As shown in the illustration. 2 hours to fully recharge a completely exhausted battery at 23°C / 73°F. follow the above procedure in reverse. flip out the battery charger’s prongs and insert the prongs into a power outlet. For LC-E8E LC-E8E Connect the power cord to the charger and insert the plug into the power outlet. 24 . It takes approx. 2 Attach the battery. the full-charge lamp will turn green. LC-E8 3 Recharge the battery. To detach the battery.Charging the Battery 1 Remove the protective cover.10°C / 43°F .50°F) will take a longer time (up to 4 hours). The time required to recharge the battery depends on the ambient temperature and battery’s charge level. For LC-E8 As shown by the arrow. Recharging starts automatically and the charge lamp turns orange. attach the battery securely.

the battery has reached the end of its service life. attach a commercially-available plug adapter for the respective country or region. remove the battery.Charging the Battery Tips for Using the Battery and Charger Recharge the battery on the day before or on the day it is to be used. Do not charge any battery other than the Battery Pack LP-E8. Doing so can damage the battery charger. The battery charger is compatible with a 100 V AC to 240 V AC 50/ 60 Hz power source. If necessary. Storing the battery after it is fully charged can lower the battery’s performance. The Battery Pack LP-E8 is dedicated to Canon products only. resulting in excess discharge and shorter battery life. If the battery is left in the camera for a prolonged period. Even during storage. Purchase a new battery. If the battery becomes exhausted quickly even after being fully charged. Do not attach any portable voltage transformer to the battery charger. a charged battery will gradually discharge and lose its power. a small amount of power current is released. detach it and unplug the charger from the power outlet. When not using the camera. The battery charger can also be used in foreign countries. After recharging the battery. 25 . Using it with an incompatible battery charger or product may result in malfunction or accidents for which Canon cannot be held liable. Store the battery with the protective cover attached.

the battery Insert the end with contacts. Otherwise. After opening the battery compartment cover. be sure to attach the protective cover to the battery. 26 . Press the battery release lever as shown by the arrow and remove the battery. 1 Open the battery compartment cover. be careful not to swing it back further. Press the cover Removing the Battery Open the cover and remove the battery. Insert the battery until it locks in place. 3 Close the cover. Slide the lever as shown by the arrow and open the cover.Installing and Removing the Battery Installing the Battery Load a fully charged Battery Pack LP-E8 into the camera.until it snaps shut. To prevent short circuiting. 2 Insert the battery. the hinge might break.

You can change the auto power-off time with the menu’s [5 Auto power off] setting (p.] will be displayed and the power will turn off after the card finishes recording the image. <1> : The camera turns on. the LCD monitor will display <f>. During the sensor cleaning. <2> : The camera is turned off and does not operate. the sensor cleaning will be executed automatically. Set to this position when not using the camera.37). About Auto Power Off To save battery power. If you set the power switch to <2> while an image is being recorded to the card. If you repeatedly turn the power switch <1>/<2> at a short interval.139). you can still shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway (p..Turning on the Power If the date/time setting screen appears when you turn on the power switch.37) to stop the sensor cleaning and take a picture. just press the shutter button halfway (p. Even during the sensor cleaning.. see page 29 to set the date/time. the <f> icon might not be displayed. To turn on the camera again. the camera turns off automatically after about 30 seconds of non-operation. This is normal and not a problem. [Recording . 27 . About the Automatic Self-Cleaning Sensor Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>.

Depending on the lens used. 550 shots Approx. no Live View shooting. 440 shots At 0°C / 32°F Approx. c : Battery will be exhausted soon. see page 109. n : Battery must be recharged. 400 shots The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. x : Battery level is slightly down. but adequate power remains. 270 shots with 50% flash use. • Using the lens Image Stabilizer. • Often activating only the AF without taking a picture. With size-AA/LR6 alkaline batteries. 28 . • Using the LCD monitor often. The lens operation is powered by the camera’s battery. 470 shots without flash use and approx.Turning on the Power Checking the Battery Level When the power switch is set to <1>. The Battery Grip BG-E8 approximately doubles the number of possible shots with two LP-E8 batteries installed. 470 shots Approx. the number of possible shots at 23°C / 73°F is approx. Battery Life Temperature No Flash 50% Flash Use At 23°C / 73°F Approx. the number of possible shots may be lower. The number of possible shots will decrease with any of the following operations: • Pressing the shutter button halfway for a prolonged period. the battery level will be indicated in one of four levels: z : Battery level is OK. and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards. For battery life with Live View shooting.

Press then press <0>. Under 2 Time]. Be sure to set the correct date/time. If this happens. Press <0> so <a> is displayed. the Date/Time setting screen will appear. the [6] tab. Press the <M> button to display the menu. The date/time will be set. If you store the camera without the battery or if the camera’s battery becomes exhausted. Press the <V> key to set the number. 29 . Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. Follow steps 3 and 4 to set the date/time. 1 Display the menu.to select the the <U> key date or time number. then press <0>. 4 Exit the the <U> key to select [OK]. then press <0>. Note that the date/time appended to recorded images will be based on this date/time setting. (Returns to b. Press the <V> key to select [Date/ Time]. The date/time set will start from when you press <0> in step 4. select [Date/ Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. the 3 SetPress date and time.) setting.3 Setting the Date and Time When you turn on the power for the first time or if the date/time has been reset. the date/time might be reset. set the date/time again.

the the <V> key to select language. the 3 SetPress desired language. then press <0>. Press the <V> key to select [LanguageK] (the third item from the top). Press the <M> button to display the menu. 30 . Under the [6] 2 [LanguageK]. Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. The interface language will change. select Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. then press <0>.3 Selecting the Interface Language 1 Display the menu. tab.

face As the card’s label side toward you and insert it until it clicks in place. Make sure the card’s write protect switch is set upward to enable writing/erasing. Possible shots The number of possible shots depends on the remaining capacity of the card. Installing the Card 1 Write protect switch Open the cover.Installing and Removing the SD Card The captured images are recorded onto the card (sold separately). Slide the cover as shown by the arrow to open it. ISO speed.and slide it in the Close the cover direction shown by the arrow until it snaps shut. etc. the number of possible shots will be displayed on the LCD monitor. the card. 3 Close the cover. 31 . Setting the [1 Release shutter without card] menu option to [Disable] will prevent you from forgetting to install a card (p. 2 Insertshown by the illustration. When you set the power switch to <1>.138). image-recording quality.

transfer all the images and then format the card with the camera (p. then open the cover. 32 . It may also damage the card or camera. Gently in the The card will stick out. Doing so may damage the image data.140).. Make sure the access lamp is off. When the access lamp is lit or blinking. card. Do not touch the card’s contacts with your fingers or metal objects. Pull the card straight out. If you can transfer all the images in the card to a computer.. then let go. • Removing the battery. If the error persists. If the card already contains recorded images. the 2 Remove pushcard. • Opening the card slot cover. While the access lamp is lit or blinking. The card may then return to normal.Installing and Removing the SD Card Removing the Card 1 Access lamp Open the cover. the image number might not start from 0001 (p. Check that “Recording. then close the cover. Set the power switch to <2>. If a card-related error message is displayed on the LCD monitor.” is not displayed on the LCD monitor. being erased. • Shaking or banging the camera around. or data is being transferred. never do any of the following. it indicates that the images are being written to or read by the card. remove and reinstall the card. use a different card.42).

4 Remove the front lens cap.Attaching and Detaching a Lens Attaching a Lens 1 White index Remove the caps. When storing the camera without a lens attached. 2 Attach the lens’ red or white index with Align the the camera’s index matching the same color. Remove dust on the body cap before attaching it. 33 . Minimizing Dust When changing lenses. lens. be sure to attach the body cap to the camera. Remove the rear lens cap and the body cap by turning them as shown by the arrows. Turn the lens as shown by the arrow until it snaps in place. switch If it is set to <MF> (manual focus). autofocus will not operate. set the focus mode 3 On the to <AF> (autofocus). Red index lens. do it in a place with minimal dust.

do it before focusing.42 x 0. If the front part (focusing ring) of the lens rotates during autofocusing.Attaching and Detaching a Lens About Zooming To zoom.88 x 0. Turn the lens until it stops.) 34 . Turning the zoom ring after achieving focus may throw off the focus slightly. Image Conversion Factor Since the image sensor size is smaller than the 35mm film format. Detaching the Lens While pressing the lens release button.9 mm / 0. Doing so may cause loss of vision.94 in. turn the lens as shown by the arrows. If you want to zoom. Do not look at the sun directly through any lens.) 35mm image size (36 x 24 mm / 1. it will look like the lens focal length is increased by 1. turn the zoom ring on the lens with your fingers. Attach the rear lens cap to the detached lens.59 in. do not touch the rotating part. Image sensor size (22. then detach it.6x.3 x 14.

The Image Stabilizer may not be effective for excessive shaking such as on a rocking boat. * IS stands for Image Stabilizer. 3 Take thethe picture looks steady in the When viewfinder. camera shake is corrected to obtain a less blurred shot.6 IS lenses switch the IS mode automatically. the EF-S 18-55mm f/3. If the camera is mounted on a tripod. Set also the camera’s power switch to <1>. The Image Stabilizer will operate. 1 Set the IS switch to <1>. The Image Stabilizer can operate with the focus mode switch set to either <f> or <g>. you can save battery power by switching the IS switch to <2>. 35 . The Image Stabilizer may not be effective if the subject moves at the time of exposure. The Image Stabilizer is effective even when the camera is mounted on a monopod. 2 Press the shutter button halfway.About the Lens Image Stabilizer When you use the IS lens’ built-in Image Stabilizer. The procedure explained here is based on the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5. Some IS lenses enable you to switch the IS mode manually to suit the shooting conditions.5-5.6 IS and EF-S 18-135mm f/3. However.6 IS lens as an example.5-5. press the shutter button completely to take the picture. picture.

6. using Dioptric Adjustment Lens E (10 types. 36 .Basic Operation Adjusting the Viewfinder Clarity Turn the dioptric adjustment knob. Turn the knob left or right until the nine AF points in the viewfinder look sharp. If the camera’s dioptric adjustment still cannot provide a sharp viewfinder image. To maintain a stable stance. 3. 2. Press the camera against your face and look through the viewfinder. 4. Holding the Camera To obtain sharp images. Hold the lens bottom with your left hand. sold separately) is recommended. hold the camera still to minimize camera shake. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor. 5. Horizontal shooting Vertical shooting 1. Press your arms and elbows lightly against the front of your body. Press the shutter button lightly with your right hand’s index finger. see page 107. place one foot in front of the other. Wrap your right hand around the camera grip firmly.

then slowly press the shutter button completely. the camera will take a moment before it takes the picture. Then you can further press the shutter button completely. 37 . • Press the shutter button halfway to autofocus. you can instantly go back to shooting-ready by pressing the shutter button halfway. image playback. and image recording. If you press the shutter button completely without pressing it halfway first or if you press the shutter button halfway and then press it completely immediately. To prevent camera shake. Preventing Camera Shake Hand-held camera movement during the moment of exposure is called camera shake. Pressing completely This releases the shutter and takes the picture. It can cause blurred pictures. Pressing halfway This activates autofocusing and automatic exposure metering that sets the shutter speed and aperture. note the following: • Hold and steady the camera as shown on the previous page. Even during the menu display.Basic Operation Shutter Button The shutter button has two steps. The exposure setting (shutter speed and aperture) is displayed in the viewfinder (0). You can press the shutter button halfway.

The Quick Control screen will activate (7). In the Basic Zone modes (except C). the the <S> key to select function to be set. 3 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. Basic Zone modes Creative Zone modes picture. The selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom. When the shooting settings are displayed. you can select certain drive modes (p. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting.Q Using the Quick Control Screen You can directly select and set the shooting functions displayed on the LCD monitor. the 2 SetPress desired setting. 1 Display the Quick Control screen.70) and the imagerecording quality (p. press the <Q> button. This is called the Quick Control screen.72). 38 .

70) Metering mode (p.99) ISO speed (p. The respective setting screen will then appear (except for the shutter speed and aperture). Press <0> to finalize the setting and return to the Quick Control screen.20) Image-recording quality (p. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting.72) Picture Style (p.66) Asterisked functions cannot be set with the Quick Control screen.194) Flash exposure compensation (p. Function Setting Display On the Quick Control screen. <0> 39 . You can also press the <U> key to change the setting.80) Shutter speed (p.103) Drive mode (p.78) Exposure compensation/ AEB setting (p.75) White balance (p.88) Auto Lighting Optimizer (p. select the function and press <0>.89) Shooting mode* (p.86) AF mode (p.Q Using the Quick Control Screen Quick Control Screen Nomenclature Aperture (p.62) Highlight tone priority* (p.

the tabs and menu options displayed will be different. use the <M> button. While looking at the LCD monitor. date/time. <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys Menu Screen Basic Zone modes Movie shooting mode * In Basic Zone modes and Movie shooting mode. etc. Creative Zone modes 3 Playback 1 Shooting Tab 5 Set-up 9 My Menu Menu settings Menu items 40 .3 Menu Operations You can set various functions with the menus such as the image-recording quality. and <0> button on the camera back. <S> cross keys.

) The current setting is indicated in blue. 6 Exit the the <M> button to return Press to the shooting settings display.or <U> key to Press the <V> select the desired setting. Press You can also turn the <6> dial to select a tab.3 Menu Operations Menu Setting Procedure 1 Display the menu. the setting. Press the <M> button to display the menu. <0> to setting. The explanation of menu functions hereinafter assumes that you have pressed the <M> button to display the menu screen. then press <0>. A list of menu functions is on page 212. 3 Select the desiredkey to select the Press the <V> item. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a tab. tab. item. 4 Select the setting. 5 SetPress desired set it. (Some settings require you to press either the <V> or <U> key to select it. 41 .

press <0>. the menu will reappear. press the <L> button to checkmark [Low level format] with <X>. Under the [5] tab. Even protected images will be erased. then press <0>.. When the formatting is completed. 1 Select [Format]. select [Format]. Select [OK]. 42 . then select [OK]. If necessary. transfer the images to a computer. all images and data in the card will be erased. For low-level formatting. format the card with the camera. then The card will be formatted. so make sure there is nothing you need to keep. etc. When the card is formatted. 2 Format the card. before formatting the card.3 Formatting the Card If the card is new or was previously formatted by another camera or computer.

224). The card capacity displayed on the card format screen might be smaller than the capacity indicated on the card. normal formatting will have been completed and you can use the card as usual. only the file management information is changed. the software in the card must be installed in your computer. Then format the card with the camera. This device incorporates exFAT technology licensed from Microsoft. The card is full with images or data. When discarding the card. When the card is formatted or data is erased. The card was formatted by a different camera or a computer. You can stop the low-level formatting by selecting [Cancel]. Be aware of this when selling or discarding the card. the formatting will take slightly longer than normal formatting. Even in this case. Since low-level formatting will erase all recordable sectors in the card.3 Formatting the Card Execute [Format] in the following cases: The card is new. Before using a new Eye-Fi card. A card-related error is displayed (p. 43 . The actual data is not completely erased. About Low-level Formatting Do low-level formatting if the card’s recording or reading speed seems slow. execute low-level formatting or destroy the card physically to prevent the data from being leaked.

When your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. take the camera away from the fluorescent light. This prevents the bright LCD monitor from interfering with your view. If this happens. If a fluorescent light is nearby. the LCD monitor might not turn off automatically. 44 . Pressing the <B> button turns the display on or off. While the menu screen or image is displayed as shown below. press the <B> button to turn off the monitor. In such a case.17. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. Menu Functions Captured Image Appears when you press the <M> button.Switching the LCD Monitor Display The LCD monitor can display the shooting settings screen. The LCD monitor turns on again when your eye leaves the viewfinder eyepiece. Shooting Settings Displayed when the camera is turned on. etc. If you look at the viewfinder while wearing sunglasses. image. Appears when you press the <x> button. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. you can instantly return to the shooting settings screen (shown above) and shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway. 146) turns off the LCD monitor automatically. the display-off sensor (p. the LCD monitor might turn off. menu screen.

all you do is point and shoot and the camera sets everything automatically (p. With the Basic Zone modes.210). major shooting settings cannot be changed in the fully-automatic modes. the Auto Lighting Optimizer will adjust the image automatically to obtain the optimum brightness and contrast. 2 About the Auto Lighting Optimizer In the Basic Zone modes. Also. The settings (functions set automatically) which cannot be set by the user are grayed out. to prevent botched pictures due to mistaken operations. Ba si cZ one 45 .103). It is also enabled by default in the Creative Zone modes (p.Basic Shooting and Image Playback This chapter explains how to use the Basic Zone modes on the Mode Dial for best results and how to playback images.

The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. the built-in flash will popup automatically. The captured image will be displayed for about 2 sec. At the same time. and Press the shutter button the lens will adjust the focus. halfway.1 Fully Automatic Shooting 1 AF point Set the Mode Dial to <1>. Focus confirmation light picture. 2 Aim any AF point over the subject. 46 . you can push it back down with your fingers. Aiming the center AF point over the subject will make focusing easier. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. 3 Focus the subject. the beeper will sound and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. If necessary. If the built-in flash has popped up. All the AF points will be used to focus. and generally the closest object will be focused. on the LCD monitor.

1 Fully Automatic Shooting

FAQ
The focus confirmation light <o> blinks and focus is not achieved. Aim the AF point over an area having good contrast, then press the shutter button halfway (p.202). If you are too close to the subject, move away and try again. Sometimes multiple AF points flash simultaneously. This indicates that focus has been achieved at all those AF points. When the AF point covering the desired subject flashes, take the picture. The beeper continues to beep softly. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) It indicates that the camera is focusing continuously on a moving subject. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) While the beeper is beeping, you can press the shutter button completely to shoot a moving subject in focus. Pressing the shutter button halfway does not focus the subject. When the focus mode switch on the lens is set to <MF> (Manual Focus), the camera does not focus. Set the focus mode switch to <AF> (Auto Focus). Although it is daylight, the flash popped up. For a backlit subject, the flash may pop up to help reduce the subject’s dark shadow. In low light, the built-in flash fired a series of flashes. Pressing the shutter button halfway may trigger the built-in flash to fire a series of flashes to assist autofocusing. This is called AF-assist beam. It is effective up to approx. 4 meters/13.1 feet away. Although flash was used, the picture came out dark. The subject was too far away. The subject should be within 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera. When flash was used, the bottom part of the picture came out unnaturally dark. The subject was too close to the camera, and a shadow was created by the lens barrel. The subject should be at least 1 meter/3.3 feet away from the camera. If a hood has been attached to the lens, remove it before taking the flash picture.

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Recomposing the Shot

Depending on the scene, position the subject toward the left or right to create a balanced background and good perspective. In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, while you press the shutter button halfway to focus a still subject, the focus will be locked. You can then recompose the shot and press the shutter button completely to take the picture. This is called “focus lock”. Focus lock is also possible in other Basic Zone modes (except <5> Sports).

Shooting a Moving Subject

In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, if the subject moves (distance to camera changes) during or after you focus, AI Servo AF will take effect to focus the subject continuously. As long as you keep aiming the AF point on the subject while pressing the shutter button halfway, the focusing will be continuous. When you want to take the picture, press the shutter button completely.

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7 Disabling Flash
In places where flash photography is prohibited, use the <7> (Flash Off) mode. This mode is also effective for candlelight scenes when you want to capture the ambient light.

Shooting Tips
If the numeric display in the viewfinder blinks, take care to prevent camera shake. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur, the viewfinder’s shutter speed display will blink. Hold the camera steady or use a tripod. When using a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end to reduce blur caused by camera shake. Taking portraits without flash. Under low light, the person must not move until the picture is taken. If the person moves during the exposure, he or she might look blurred in the picture.

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The <2> (Portrait) mode blurs the background to make the human subject stand out. It also makes flesh tones and the hair look softer than with the <1> (Full Auto) mode.

Shooting Tips
The farther the distance between the subject and background, the better. The further the distance between the subject and background, the more blurred the background will look. The subject will also stand out better in front of a plain, dark background. Use a telephoto lens. If you have a zoom lens, use the telephoto end to fill the frame with the subject from the waist up. Move in closer if necessary. Focus the face. Check that the AF point covering the face flashes in red.

If you hold down the shutter button, you can shoot continuously to obtain different poses and facial expressions. (max. approx. 3.7 shots/sec.) If necessary, the built-in flash will pop up automatically.

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Use the <3> (Landscape) mode for wide scenery, night scenes, or to have everything in focus from near to far. The greens and blues also become more vivid and sharper than with <1> (Full Auto).

Shooting Tips
With a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end. When using the wide-angle end of a zoom lens, objects near and far will be in focus better than at the telephoto end. It also adds breadth to landscapes. Shooting night scenes. Since the built-in flash will be disabled, this mode <3> is also good for night scenes. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. If you want to photograph a person against a night scene, set the Mode Dial to <6> (Night Portrait) and use a tripod (p.54).

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8ft>. A simple background makes the flower. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. If you have a zoom lens. move away from the subject. With a zoom lens. using the telephoto end will make the subject look larger. use a macro lens (sold separately). The lens minimum focusing distance is measured from the <V> (focal plane) mark on the camera to the subject.25m/0. To make small things appear much larger. Check the lens for its minimum focusing distance. Some lenses have indications such as <40.. Move to the subject as close as possible. Shooting Tips Use a simple background. use the <4> (Close-up) mode. etc. If you are too close to the subject. stand out better. 52 . use the telephoto end. Under low light. If you are too close to the subject and the bottom of the picture looks dark.4 Shooting Close-ups When you want to photograph flowers or small things up close. the built-in flash will fire.

3. Using a telephoto lens is recommended so you can shoot from afar. Use the center AF point to focus. the viewfinder’s shutter speed display on the bottom left will blink.) and autofocusing will take effect. continuous shooting (max. Aim the center AF point over the subject. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur. 53 . If focus cannot be achieved. the beeper will continue beeping softly. Shooting Tips Use a telephoto lens. use the <5> (Sports) mode.5 Shooting Moving Subjects To photograph a moving subject. press the shutter button completely. Hold the camera steady and shoot.7 shots per sec. then press the shutter button halfway to auto focus. If you hold down the shutter button. During autofocusing. whether it is a child running or a moving vehicle. When you want to take the picture. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. approx.

Also. use a tripod to prevent camera shake.4 feet from the camera. Under low light. Tell the subject to keep still even after the flash fires. Shooting Tips Use a wide-angle lens and a tripod. the self-timer lamp will light briefly when the picture is taken. use the <6> (Night Portrait) mode. Keep the person within 5 meters/16. The effective distance of the built-in flash is 5 meters/16. 54 .4 feet from the camera. Since camera shake is prone to occur with night shots. use the wide-angle end to obtain a wide night view. If the self-timer is also used. Shoot also with <1> (Full Auto). shooting also with <1> (Full Auto) is recommended.6 Shooting Portraits at Night To shoot someone at night and obtain a natural-looking exposure in the background. When using a zoom lens. the built-in flash will fire automatically to obtain a good exposure of the person.

A brief description of the selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom. If you change the shooting mode or if the power turns off via auto power off (p. 55 . selftimer and remote control settings will be retained. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture.139) or by the power switch being set to <2>. picture. the 3 SetPress desired setting. see page 56-57.C Creative Auto Shooting Basic Zone modes except <C> (Creative Auto) take care of everything. whereas the <C> Creative Auto mode enables you to easily change the picture’s brightness. The default settings are the same as the <1> (Full Auto) mode. The Creative Auto screen appears on the LCD monitor. For details about each function. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <C>. depth of field. * CA stands for Creative Auto. <Q> 2 Press the use thebutton. etc. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the screen in step 2. However. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. the the <S> key to select function to be set. color tone (Picture Style). the image-recording quality. to select You can <S> key the function (7). the Creative Auto settings will revert to the default.

the background will look more in focus. 56 . If you move it toward the right. or <b> (Flash off) can be selected. it will not be applied. (3) Adjusting the picture brightness If you move the index mark toward the left. If you move it toward the right. Depending on the lens and shooting conditions. see “Shooting Portraits” on page 50. see “Disabling Flash” on page 49. the picture will look brighter. When flash is used. the background will look more blurred. If you want to blur the background. (2) Blurring/sharpening the background If you move the index mark toward the left. <D> (Flash on). the picture will look darker. This setting cannot be set (grayed out) while the built-in flash is popped up.C Creative Auto Shooting Shutter speed and aperture (1) (2) (3) (4) (6) (5) Possible shots Battery check (1) Flash firing <a> (Auto flash). If you set <b> (Flash off). the background might not look so blurred.

C Creative Auto Shooting (4) Image effects Besides the standard image effect. By pressing <0>. (p. landscapes.71. you can set it for portraits.. <q> (Self-timer:Continuous): After 10 sec. see “Setting the Image-recording Quality” on page 72-74. <Q> (Self-timer/Remote control): See the “Using the Self-timer” note ( ) on p. <V> (Monochrome image): Creates black-and-white photos.7 frames per second (fps). and self-timer shooting <i> (Continuous shooting): Shoot continuously at a maximum of about 3.75: Picture Style) <P> (Standard): Standard image effect applicable to most scenes. the set number of shots is taken continuously. Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the selftimer. <R> (Vivid blues and greens): For impressive landscapes. * By pressing <0>. 57 . (5) Single. you can display the [Quality] selection screen and set the same settings. <Q> (Smooth skin tones): Effective for close-ups of women or children. you can display the [Drive mode] selection screen and set the same settings. continuous. Remote control shooting is also possible (p. (6) Image-recording quality To set the image-recording quality. or black-and-white photos.204).

To view images starting with the first (oldest) image. With no information displayed Basic information displayed Histogram display Detailed information display image playback. press the <Z> key. 1 Playback the image. 2 Select theimages starting with the last To view image. press the <Y> key.x Image Playback The easiest way to playback images is explained below. image. see page 155. the display format will change. For more details on the playback procedure. 3 Exit the the <x> button to exit the Press image playback and return to the shooting settings display. Each time you press the <B> button. 58 . When you press the <x> button. the last captured image will be displayed.

most functions are set automatically and cannot be changed.Creative Shooting In the Basic Zone modes. 3 59 . you can set various functions and be more creative. The difference between the Basic Zone modes and <d> is explained on page 210. * AE stands for Auto Exposure. to prevent spoiled shots. In the <d> (Program AE) mode. the camera sets the shutter speed and aperture automatically to obtain a standard exposure. * <d> stands for Program. In the <d> (Program AE) mode.

Look through the viewfinder and aim the selected AF point over the subject. A correct exposure will be obtained as long as the shutter speed and aperture display do not blink. Then press the shutter button halfway. This is called Program AE. The shutter speed and aperture will be set automatically and displayed in the viewfinder. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder’s bottom right lights (with One Shot AF + automatic AF point selection). 3 Check the shutter speed and aperture display. the camera sets the exposure (shutter speed and aperture) automatically. 2 Focus the subject. The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. 4 Take the picture. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. 60 . 1 Set the Mode Dial to <d>.d: Program AE To obtain a good exposure of the subject.

In very low light or very bright light. drive mode. So under low light. In low light (30" 3. many functions such the AF mode. press the <I> (Flash) button to pop up the built-in flash.62) or use flash (p. In the <d> mode.d: Program AE Shooting Tips Change the ISO speed or use the built-in flash. the shutter speed and aperture display will blink when you press the shutter button halfway. as shown in the figure.210). the built-in flash will not fire automatically. either increase the ISO speed (p.64).5). Program shift is not possible with flash.62) or use the built-in flash (p. and other functions (p. built-in flash. You can freely set the AF mode. To match the subject and ambient lighting level. 61 .64). turn the <6> dial to change the shutter speed and aperture setting combination (program). and built-in flash are set automatically to prevent spoiled shots. the program shift will be canceled. The functions you can set are limited. only the shutter speed and aperture are set automatically. With <d>. The program can be shifted. After you take the picture. (Program shift) After pressing the shutter button halfway. Differences Between <d> and <1> (Full Auto) With <1>. you can change the ISO speed (p. decrease the ISO speed. drive mode. In bright light (4000 22).

When you shoot at high ISO speeds. the farther the flash range will be (p. 1 Press the <Z> button.Fn)] menu. You can also set the ISO speed in the viewfinder while turning the <6> dial. In the [7 Custom Functions (C. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [1: Enable]. dots of light. noise (banding. 2 SetTurn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed. if [ISO expansion] is set to [1: On]. “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) can also be set (p.) may appear.400 400 . With “AUTO” selected. the settable ISO speed range will be ISO 200 . Long exposures can also cause irregular colors in the image. In the [7 Custom Functions (C. the ISO speed will be set automatically (p.Fn)] menu. 62 . In the Basic Zone modes. (9) [ISO speed] will appear.6400 (p.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN Set the ISO speed (image sensor’s sensitivity to light) to suit the ambient light level.63).64). H Shooting Situation (No flash) Sunny outdoors Overcast skies or evening time Dark indoors or night Flash Range The higher the ISO speed.63). the ISO speed.194).6400. Using a high ISO speed or shooting in high-temperature conditions may result in more grainy images. the ISO speed is set automatically (p.1600 1600 .192). etc. ISO Speed Guide ISO Speed 100 .

When “AUTO” is set. Shooting Mode 1/7/3/4/5/6/C d/s/f/a/8 2 With flash ISO Speed Setting Automatically set within ISO 100 .6400*1 Fixed at ISO 100 Fixed at ISO 400*2*3 *1: Depending on the maximum ISO speed that has been set. then press <0>. However.3200 Automatically set within ISO 100 .Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN About “AUTO” for Automatic ISO Speed If the ISO speed is set to “AUTO”. *3: In the <d/8> modes and Basic Zone modes <except 6>. ISO 400 1600 will be set automatically if bounce flash is used with an external Speedlite. 200. If the maximum ISO speed has been set to [400] or [800]. the actual ISO speed to be set will be displayed when you press the shutter button halfway. then press <0>. *2: If fill flash results in overexposure. Therefore. the ISO speed will be set automatically to suit the shooting mode. in the image’s shooting information. the actual ISO speed may be set more precisely. you can set the maximum ISO speed within ISO 400 6400. ISO 100 or a higher ISO will be set. the ISO speed will be set within this range. or 3200. Under the [y] tab. select [ISO Auto]. As indicated below. you may find an ISO speed like 125 or 640 displayed as the ISO speed. 1600. 400. 63 . Select the ISO speed. 3 Setting the Maximum ISO Speed for Auto ISON For Auto ISO. 800. the ISO speed will be displayed in whole-stop increments of 100.

just pop up the built-in flash and press the shutter button to take flash pictures.49 1 .5.5 .D Using the Built-in Flash In indoors.26 / 3.5 .5 / 3.7. .5 .5 / 3.5 .5-5.43 1 .5-5.5 . picture.97 1 . In Creative Zone modes. you can press the <D> button anytime to take flash pictures.6. button halfway. or backlit conditions in daylight.21 / 3.15 / 3.30 / 3.7.42 / 3.5 .5 / 3.5 .24 1 . While the flash is recycling.5 . and [BUSYD] is displayed on the LCD monitor.5 / 3.5 . “DbuSY” is displayed in the viewfinder. Effective Flash Range ISO Speed 100 200 400/AUTO 800 1600 3200 6400 H: 12800 Wide Angle 1 .12 1 .5 .9.4.22 1 .5 1 . 1 Press the <D> button. In the <d> mode.5 .3.5 .19 / 3.2.3.5 / 3.5 / 3.15 1 .6 IS lens / EF-S 18-135mm f/3. low light.61 1 .5 .5 .11 1 .5 / 3. 3 Take thefocus is achieved and you When press the shutter button completely. the shutter speed (1/60 sec. in meters / feet] Telephoto 1 .5 .31 1 .) will be set automatically to prevent camera shake.69 1 .5 .17 1 .138 [Approx.5 / 3.86 EF-S 18-55mm f/3. In the bottom left check that the <D> icon is lit.1/200 sec.6 IS lens 64 .13 / 3.34 1 . the flash will fire for the picture. 2 Press the shutterof the viewfinder.11 / 3.

If the lens has a hood attached or you are too close to the subject. the red-eye reduction lamp will light. when you press the shutter button halfway. check the image on the LCD monitor to make sure the flash exposure looks good (not dark at the bottom). the picture will be taken.D Using the Built-in Flash Shooting Tips If the subject is far away. For best results. decrease the ISO speed. the bottom of the picture might look dark due to the obstructed flash. For important shots. then press <0>. If the exposure setting in the viewfinder blinks.3 feet away from the subject. then press <0>. 65 . decrease the ISO speed.]. or when you go closer to the subject. when the room is well lit. increase the ISO speed. By increasing the ISO speed. Select [Enable]. Red-eye reduction will work in any shooting mode except <7> <3> <5> <k>. you can extend the flash range. For flash photography. Detach the lens hood and keep at least 1 meter/3. When you press the shutter button halfway. Then when you press the shutter button completely. select [Red-eye reduc. The effectiveness of red-eye reduction varies depending on the subject. Under the [1] tab. The red-eye reduction feature is most effective when the subject looks at the red-eye reduction lamp. 3 Using Red-eye Reduction Using the red-eye reduction lamp before taking a flash picture can reduce red eye. take the picture after this display turns off. In bright light. the viewfinder display on the bottom will gradually turn off.

With evaluative metering (p. the dot inside the AF point achieving focus lights briefly in red.E: Changing the AF ModeN You can select the AF mode suiting the shooting conditions or subject. 2 Press mode] will appear. Aim the AF point over the subject and press the shutter button halfway. the optimum AF mode is set automatically. the camera will focus only once. [AF 3 Select the AF mode. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will also light. the exposure setting will be set at the same time focus is achieved. 1 On the lens. You can then recompose the shot if desired. to select the AF Press the <U> key mode. In the Basic Zone modes. set the focus mode switch to <AF>. the focus will be locked.86). then press <0>. 4 Focus the subject. When you press the shutter button halfway. When focus is achieved. The camera will then autofocus in the selected AF mode. One-Shot AF for Still Subjects Suited for still subjects. 66 . the <ZE> button. While you hold down the shutter button halfway.

the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will blink. After the subject is focused in the One-Shot AF mode. When focus is achieved in the AI Focus AF mode with the Servo mode active. Recompose the picture and try to focus again. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. If this occurs. focus tracking continues as long as the subject is covered by another AF point. If the [1 Beep] menu is set to [Disable]. the beeper will sound softly. AI Focus AF for Automatic Switching of AF Mode AI Focus AF switches the AF mode from One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF automatically if the still subject starts moving. if the subject starts moving. a picture cannot be taken even if the shutter button is pressed completely. the beeper will not sound even when focus is achieved. While you hold down the shutter button halfway. the camera first uses the center AF point to focus. During autofocusing. Also.E: Changing the AF ModeN If focus cannot be achieved. Or see “When Autofocus Fails” (p. When the AF point selection (p. the camera will detect the movement and change the AF mode automatically to AI Servo AF. With AI Servo AF. if the subject moves away from the center AF point. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken.202). AI Servo AF for Moving Subjects This AF mode is for moving subjects when the focusing distance keeps changing.68) is automatic. the beeper will not sound when focus is achieved. the subject will be focused continuously. 67 . However. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light.

(9) The selected AF point will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. <f>. you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point lights in red. With the <d> (Program AE). 1 Press the <S> button. 2 Select the AF point. and <a> modes. the subject. you can select one AF point to focus where you want. all the AF points are active. automatic AF point selection will be set. the AF point covering the closest subject will be selected to focus. 3 Focus the selected AF point over the Aim subject and press the shutter button halfway to focus. When all AF points light up. 68 . While looking at the viewfinder. the camera sometimes may not focus the subject you want. Generally. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection. Therefore. <s>.to select the AF Press the <S> key point.S Selecting the AF PointN In the Basic Zone modes.

2 Focus the subject. select and use the center AF point. MF: Manual Focusing 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>.0 to f/2. To make it easier to focus a moving subject. 69 . If you focus the eyes first. use One-Shot AF and focus the eyes. The center AF point is the most sensitive among the nine AF points. lens focusing Focus by turning the Focusing ring ring until the subject looks sharp in the viewfinder.S Selecting the AF PointN Shooting Tips When shooting a portrait up close. with a fast lens from f/1. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. high-precision focusing is possible with the center AF point. the beeper sounds. If it is difficult to focus. the AF point achieving focus flashes in red briefly. If you press the shutter button halfway during manual focusing. you can then recompose and the face will remain sharp. the other AF points will continue to focustrack the subject automatically. If the subject moves away from the center AF point. Also.8. First use the center AF point to focus. set the camera to automatic AF point selection and AI Servo AF.

70 . This is effective for shooting a child running toward you or capturing the different facial expressions. the maximum continuous shooting burst will greatly decrease. key to select <i>. If the [7 Custom Functions (C. The continuous shooting speed might also decrease indoors and under low light.7 shots per sec. Press the <U> then press <0>. In AI Servo AF mode. Since the flash will require recycling time. • For still subjects When One-Shot AF is set. the camera will focus only once during continuous shooting. the continuous shooting speed may become slightly slower depending on the subject and the lens used. The camera shoots continuously while you hold down the shutter button fully. 2 Select <i>. • For moving subject When AI Servo AF is set. focusing will be continuous during continuous shooting. 3 Take the picture. Flash can also be used. 1 Press the <YiQ> button.i Continuous ShootingN You can shoot up to about 3.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p. the continuous shooting speed will be slower. Shooting Tips Also set the AF mode matching the subject.193) is set to [2: Strong].

you should check the image for proper focus and exposure (p. 3 Take the picture. it may throw off the exposure. the interval between the multiple shots may be prolonged depending on the shooting functions settings such as the image-recording quality or flash.205). attach the eyepiece cover (p. To cancel the self-timer after it starts. self-timer plus continuous shots Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the self-timer. Two seconds before the picture is taken. press the <YiQ> button. then press the shutter button completely. (p. If stray light enters the viewfinder when the picture is taken.58). You can check the self-timer operation with the self-timer lamp. beeper. With <q>.204) l: 2-sec. After taking self-timer shots. Look through the viewfinder. to select the Press the <U> key desired self-timer.106) q: 10-sec.j Using the Self-timer 1 Press the <YiQ> button. the self-timer lamp will stay on and the beeper will sound faster. 71 . 2 Select the self-timer.48) on an object at about the same distance as where you will stand. If you will not look through the viewfinder when you press the shutter button. then press <0>. and countdown display (in seconds) on the LCD monitor. use focus lock (p. Q: 10-sec. self-timer The remote control can also be used. self-timerN (p. focus the subject. When using the self-timer to shoot only yourself.

3 Setting the Image-recording Quality You can select the number of megapixels to record (approx. 4. 17. [Quality] will appear. and Standard Picture Style. Select the desired quality.) Quality 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 High quality Pixels Recorded Approx.5 megapixels) and the image quality.7 2.4 Possible Maximum Shots Burst 570 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 150 110 34 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 6 3 Medium quality JPEG Low quality High quality * Based on Canon’s testing standards with a 4GB card. select [Quality]. 8. 8.9.4 1.5+6.5 megapixels (4.2 3. Under the [1] tab. Guide to Image-recording Quality Settings (Approx. and the number of possible shots [***] will be displayed. 2 Selectyour reference.5M) Approx. and other settings.1 24. number of possible shots. ISO speed. then press <0>.0 megapixels (8M) Approx. 1 Select [Quality]. image size in pixels (****x****). card brand. ISO 100. or 4.0.2 1. * The file size.9 megapixels (18M) Approx.4 3. Custom Functions. then press <0>. 17. the respective For quality’s megapixel count (***M).9 megapixels (18M) File Size (MB) 6. the image-recording quality. and maximum burst will vary depending on the subject. 17.5 24. 72 .

73 .) you want to crop the image.7x8. but more images can be saved to the card. If A3 (42x29. What’s the difference between 7 and 8? It indicates a different image quality due to a different compression rate. selecting a 73 higher quality (more pixels) such as 73. or 1+73 is recommended.0x5. 11. Does the camera display the maximum burst? The maximum burst is displayed in the viewfinder’s right side.7in. When should I use 1? 1 images require processing with your computer.5x11. see “About 1” and “About 1+73” on the next page. The number of possible shots displayed is only an estimate. Since it is only a single-digit indicator 0 .8x10cm/5.9in.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality FAQ I want to select the image-recording quality matching the paper size for printing. you may be able to take more shots than was indicated. any number higher than 9 will be displayed only as “9.8x3. it might be fewer than indicated. 14. Other than 1. I took more shots than the number of possible shots indicated.7cm/16. Or. Depending on the shooting conditions.) 76 86 74 84 1+73 17. Be careful not to shoot without a card in the camera. the 7 image has higher image quality.8x12.” Note that this number will also be displayed even when no card is installed in the camera. Refer to the diagram on the left when Paper size choosing the image-recording quality.3in. the image quality will be slightly lower. For details. 1. the images will be in the JPEG type commonly used in digital cameras.9.7cm/7.0in. 83 A4 (29. If 8 is selected.7x21cm/ 1 83. Even with the same number of pixels.

73 images can be viewed or printed even with a computer which does not have the camera’s provided software. (Noise may be noticeable in the images. CR2 0001 . they also offer flexibility for image adjustments possible only with 1.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality About 1 1 is the raw image data before it is made into 73 or other images. the images are displayed without noise reduction during image playback (on the LCD monitor and on a TV screen) or direct printing.JPG for JPEG and . JPG File extension 1.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] Although the [7 Custom Functions (C. 1+73 and [7 Custom Functions (C. 74 . About 1+73 1+73 records both a 1 and 73 image with a single shot. Commercially-available software might not be able to display RAW images. Although 1 images require software like Digital Photo Professional (provided) so they can be displayed on the computer. 1 is effective when you want to precisely adjust the image yourself or shoot an important subject.CR2 for RAW). The two images will be saved in the same folder with the same file numbers (file extension .) You can check the noise reduction effect or print noise-reduced images with Digital Photo Professional (provided software).Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p. The two images are saved to the card simultaneously. Using the provided software is recommended. 1 image 73 image File number 0001 .193) settings (Standard/Low/Strong/Disable) are applied to the recorded images.

Q Portrait (C: Smooth skin tones) For nice skin tones. [Picture Style] will appear. The picture will be taken with the selected Picture Style applied. Effective for close-ups of women or children. Picture Style Effects P Standard (C: Standard) The image looks vivid. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <2>. By changing the [Color tone] (p. you can obtain image effects matching your photographic expression or the subject.A Selecting a Picture StyleN By selecting a Picture Style. Effective for impressive landscapes. picture. The image looks softer. 75 . sharp. R Landscape (C: Vivid blues and greens) For vivid blues and greens. then press <0>. This is a general-purpose Picture Style suitable for most scenes. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <3>. Picture Style. and crisp. you can adjust the skin tone.92). and very sharp and crisp images. 1 Press the <XA> button. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press Picture Style.

. 1-3 You can register a basic style such as [Portrait]. make sure the [Monochrome] setting has been canceled. W User Def.A Selecting a Picture StyleN S Neutral This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer. Other than with 1. U Faithful This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer. The image is dull and subdued. If you want to later shoot pictures in color.91). a Picture Style file. and adjust it as desired (p. When [Monochrome] is selected. <0> will appear in the viewfinder. etc. Any User Defined Picture Style which has not been set will have the same settings as the Standard Picture Style. V Monochrome (C: Monochrome image) Creates black-and-white images. [Landscape]. For natural colors and subdued images. When the subject is captured under a color temperature of 5200K. the color is adjusted colorimetrically to match the subject’s color. 76 . the black-and-white image cannot be reverted to color.

4 c About the Main Dial Pointer The pointer icon <c> displayed together with the shutter speed. The second half of this chapter. or exposure compensation amount indicates that you can turn the <6> dial to adjust the respective setting. all the shooting modes can be used in combination with the functions introduced in Chapter 3. starting with “Changing the Metering Mode” explains the methods to adjust the exposure and the Picture Styles. aperture setting. 77 . The first half of this chapter explains how to use the <s> <f> <a> <8> modes on the Mode Dial.Advanced Shooting This chapter builds on the previous chapter and introduces more ways to shoot creatively. All the functions introduced in this chapter can also be used with the <d> (Program AE) mode introduced in Chapter 3. Except for <8>.

and turning it to the left sets a slower one. Shutter Speed Display The LCD monitor displays the shutter speed as a fraction. 3 Take theyou focus and press the When shutter button completely. However. the viewfinder displays only the denominator. “0"5” indicates 0. 2 SetSee “Shooting Tips” for advice on setting the shutter speed. Frozen action (Fast shutter speed: 1/2000 sec. * <s> stands for Time value.s: Action Shots You can either freeze the action or create motion blur with the <s> (Shutter-priority AE) mode on the Mode Dial. 78 .) Blurred motion (Slow shutter speed: 1/30 sec.) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <s>. the desired shutter speed. and “15"” is 15 sec. Also. picture. the picture will be taken at the selected shutter speed.5 sec. Turning the <6> dial to the right sets a faster shutter speed.

to 30 sec. If the exposure will be too bright. If you use a telephoto lens. 79 . Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. To blur a running child or animal giving the impression of fast movement. the minimum aperture (highest number) will blink.s: Action Shots Shooting Tips To freeze the action or moving subject. How to blur a flowing river or water fountain. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the shutter speed while the aperture is displayed. The flash sync speed can be set from 1/200 sec. the aperture display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. If this happens. Use a fast shutter speed such as 1/4000 sec. If you exceed the adjustable aperture range. Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. the flash output will be set automatically (autoflash exposure) to match the automatically-set aperture. Follow the moving subject through the viewfinder and press the shutter button to take the picture. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a slower shutter speed or increase the ISO speed. If the exposure will be too dark. Use a slow shutter speed of 1/15 sec. the maximum aperture (smallest number) will blink. to 1/30 sec. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a faster shutter speed or decrease the ISO speed. the aperture display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). Set the shutter speed so that the aperture display does not blink in the viewfinder. to 1/500 sec. If this happens. hold it steady to prevent camera shake. Use a medium shutter speed such as 1/250 sec. or slower.

picture. the desired aperture. Sharp foreground and background (With a high aperture f-number: f/32) Blurred background (With a low aperture f-number: f/5. 80 .6) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <f>. and turning it to the left will set a lower f-number. Turning the <6> dial to the right will set a higher f-number. If no lens is attached to the camera. the sharper the picture will look with a wider depth of field. “00” will be displayed for the aperture. * <f> stands for Aperture value which is the size of the diaphragm hole inside the lens. 2 SetThe higher the aperture f-number. The picture will be taken with the selected aperture. set the Mode Dial to <f> (Aperture-priority AE) to adjust the depth of field (range of acceptable focus). Aperture Display The higher the f-number.f: Changing the Depth of Field To obtain a blurry background or to make everything near and far look sharp. the smaller the aperture opening will be. The apertures displayed will differ depending on the lens. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely.

If the picture will be too bright. On the other hand. but also the lens and subject distance. a telephoto lens has a narrow depth of field. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a lower aperture f-number or increase the ISO speed.f: Changing the Depth of Field Shooting Tips When using an aperture with a high f-number. the shutter speed display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. the “4000” (1/4000 sec. The depth of field depends not only on the aperture. the narrower the depth of field. Under low light. Since wide-angle lenses have a wide depth of field (range of acceptable focus in front of and behind the point of focus). And the closer the subject. the shutter speed display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). If the picture will be too dark. If this happens. A higher aperture f-number will make the shutter speed slower. A farther subject will have a wider depth of field. 81 . If this happens. Set the aperture so that the shutter speed display does not blink in the viewfinder. In such cases. note that camera shake can occur in low light scenes. the “30"” (30 sec.) shutter speed display will blink. the shutter speed can be as long as 30 sec. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a higher aperture f-number or decrease the ISO speed. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the aperture while the shutter speed is displayed. If you exceed the adjustable shutter speed range. increase the ISO speed and hold the camera steady or use a tripod. you need not set a high aperture f-number to obtain a sharp picture from the foreground to the background.) shutter speed display will blink.

The depth-of-field effect can be clearly seen on the Live View image as you change the aperture and press the depth-of-field preview button (p. to suit the scene’s brightness. You can then check the depth of field (range of acceptable focus) through the viewfinder. (fixed)] (p. the main subject is exposed with the automatic flash. The shutter speed will be set automatically between 1/200 sec. If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be used. 82 . Both the subject and background look properly exposed (automatic slow-speed flash sync).192). In low light. .30 sec. If you are handholding the camera.f: Changing the Depth of Field Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. Using a tripod is recommended. Depth of Field PreviewN Press the depth-of-field preview button to stop down to the lens’s current aperture setting. the flash output will be set automatically to match the set aperture (autoflash exposure). speed in Av mode] to [1: 1/ 200-1/60 sec. auto] or [2: 1/200 sec. keep it steady to prevent camera shake.112). and the background is exposed with a slow shutter speed set automatically. set the [7 Custom Functions (C.Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync.

or to bulb. turn the <6> dial. Standard exposure index 3 Set the exposure and take the picture. The exposure level indicator in the viewfinder indicates the exposure level up to ±2 stops from the standard exposure index at the center. 83 . To set the shutter speed. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. 1 <6> <O> + <6> Set the Mode Dial to <a>. the exposure level mark will move. If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. The flash sync speed can be set within 1/200 sec. the image may still look bright even if a darker exposure has been set. You can decide which exposure level to set. Exposure level mark If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. 2 Set the shutter speed and aperture.103) is set to anything other than [Disable]. To set the aperture. * <a> stands for Manual.a: Manual Exposure You can set both the shutter speed and aperture manually as desired. to 1/30 sec. the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>. the flash exposure will be set automatically to match the aperture that was set. While you change the shutter speed and aperture. With flash.

205) is recommended. the image might look a little grainy.193). When you press the remote controller’s transmit button. using a tripod and Remote Switch (p. turn the <6> dial to the left to set <BULB>. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately. For bulb exposures. the bulb exposure will start immediately or 2 sec. p. You can reduce this noise by setting the [7 Custom Functions (C. Since bulb exposures produce more noise than usual.204) for bulb exposures.a: Manual Exposure Bulb Exposures In step 2 on the preceding page.Fn)] menu’s [Long exp. It can be used to photograph fireworks.204. A bulb exposure keeps the shutter open for as long as you hold down the shutter button. Press the button again to stop the bulb exposure. 84 . The elapsed exposure time will be displayed on the LCD monitor. later. noise reduction] to [1: Auto] or [2: On] (p. etc.

3 Take the picture. The shutter speed display in the viewfinder blinks. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <8>. A slow shutter speed has been set. Increase the ISO speed. it means that the subject is too bright. I want to use flash. All the AF points will function to detect the subject. the result will be the same as using the <d> mode with flash. Decrease the ISO speed. Flash can be used.8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE Objects in the foreground and background will be in focus automatically. 85 . Either use a wide-angle lens or move farther away from the subjects. This mode sets the depth of field automatically. it means that the subject is too dark. All the subjects covered by the AF points flashing in red will be in focus. and the aperture required to attain the necessary depth of field will be set automatically. however. but the desired depth of field cannot be obtained. FAQ The aperture display in the viewfinder blinks. Use a tripod to steady the camera. If the “4000” shutter speed blinks. * <8> stands for Auto-Depth of field. If the “30"” shutter speed blinks. 2 Focus the AF points over the subjects Aim and press the shutter button halfway (0). the subject. The desired depth of field will not be obtained. The exposure is correct.

then press <0>. q Evaluative metering This is an all-around metering mode suited for portraits and even backlit subjects. The gray area in the figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. The camera sets the exposure automatically to suit the scene. Normally. r Spot metering This is for metering a specific part of the subject or scene. select [Metering mode]. evaluative metering is recommended. 1 Select [Metering mode]. This metering mode is for advanced users. w Partial metering Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject due to backlighting. etc. The gray area in the left figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure.q Changing the Metering ModeN The metering mode measures the subject’s brightness to determine the correct exposure. This metering mode is for advanced users. the 2 SetPress metering mode. e Center-weighted average metering The brightness is metered at the center and then averaged for the entire scene. then press <0>. Under the [2] tab. 86 .select the the <U> key to metering mode. This metering mode is set automatically in Basic Zone modes.

(Decreased exposure) As shown in the figure. you should follow the instructions for [2 Exp. If you want to set the exposure compensation beyond ±2 stops. the exposure level is displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder./AEB] on page 89. Making it brighter: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the right. Increased exposure for a brighter image Decreased exposure for a darker image Dark exposure Brighter with increased exposure If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. 87 . (Increased exposure) Making it darker: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the left. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to reset the exposure compensation to zero. comp. Although you can set the exposure compensation up to ±5 stops in 1/3-stop increments.Setting Exposure CompensationN O Setting Exposure Compensation Set exposure compensation if the exposure (without flash) does not come out as desired. the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>. After taking the picture. the exposure compensation indicator in the viewfinder can only display the setting up to ±2 stops. This feature can be used in Creative Zone modes (except <a>).

comp.89). do steps 1 to 3 to return the flash exposure compensation amount to zero. To make the flash exposure brighter. 88 . the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set. You can also set and cancel the flash exposure compensation with the [1 Flash control] menu’s [Built-in flash func. You can set the flash exposure compensation up to ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments.103) is set to anything other than [Disable]. 2 Select [y]. (Increased exposure) Or to make it darker. After taking the picture.38). 1 Display the Quick Control screen. press the <Q> button (p. the <y> will appear in the viewfinder. (Decreased exposure) When you press the shutter button halfway.Setting Exposure CompensationN y Flash Exposure CompensationN Set flash exposure compensation if the flash exposure of the subject does not come out as desired. setting] option. Press the [Flash exposure comp. The exposure compensation can also be set with the [2 Expo.<S> key to select [y*]./ AEB] menu (p.] will be displayed at the bottom.149). The Quick Control screen will activate (7). 3 Set the flash exposure compensation amount. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. turn the <6> dial to the left. turn the <6> dial to the right. With the shooting settings displayed. Select [Flash exp. comp] (p.

This is called AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing). the AEB amount. When you press the shutter button halfway. If AEB is combined with exposure compensation. 89 . Standard exposure Darker exposure (Decreased exposure) Brighter exposure (Increased exposure) 1 Select [Expo. comp. You can then choose the best exposure. Press <0> to set it. AEB will be applied centering on the exposure compensation amount. decreased exposure. then press <0>. The three bracketed shots will be taken in this sequence: Standard exposure. the AEB amount will be displayed on the LCD monitor./AEB]. Press the <U> key to set the exposure compensation amount. select [Expo. Under the [2] tab. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. and increased exposure./AEB]. comp. 2 SetTurn the <6> dial to set the AEB amount. AEB amount picture.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN This feature takes exposure compensation a step further by varying the exposure automatically with three shots (±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments) as shown below.

The three bracketed shots will be exposed in the following sequence: Standard exposure. The AEB setting will be canceled automatically if the power switch is set to <2>.70) has been set and you press the shutter button completely. the three bracketed shots will be taken continuously in this sequence: Standard exposure. Using AEB with <u> single shooting. 90 .57). Using AEB with exposure compensation. Centering on the exposure compensation amount. and increased exposure. decreased exposure.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN Canceling AEB Follow steps 1 and 2 to turn off the AEB amount display. you can take three continuous shots. Press the shutter button three times to take the three bracketed shots. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. the AEB’s effect might be minimal. decreased exposure. etc. If <i> continuous shooting (p. Using AEB with the self-timer or wireless remote control. flash recycling is complete.103) menu is set to other than [Disable]. Neither flash nor bulb exposures can be used with AEB. the number of continuous shots will be three times the number set (p. AEB will be applied. Shooting Tips Using AEB with continuous shooting. With the self-timer or wireless remote control (<Q> or <l>). and increased exposure. With <q> set.

the 4 SetPress parameter. screen will appear.key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. 1 Select [Picture Style]. To see the resulting effects. then press <0>. then press <0>. then press <0>. take test shots. Picture 2 Select a a Picture Style. Press the <M> button to save the adjusted parameters. Under the [2] tab. see page 93. The Detail set. The Picture Style selection screen will appear. 3 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. 91 . The Picture Style selection screen will reappear. parameter.then press the Select Style. To customize [Monochrome].A Customizing a Picture StyleN You can customize a Picture Style by adjusting individual parameters like [Sharpness] and [Contrast]. Any parameter settings different from the default will be displayed in blue. select [Picture Style]. <B> button.

A Customizing a Picture StyleN Parameter Settings and Effects Sharpness Adjusts the sharpness of the image. The closer it is to G. the softer the image will look. the more diluted the colors will look. set it toward the minus end. the bolder the colors will look. To make it sharper. The closer it is to E. set it toward the minus end. 92 . To make the skin tone less red. set it toward the E end. The closer it is to H. you can revert the respective Picture Style to its default parameter settings. The closer it is to G. To increase the color saturation.] in step 3. Contrast Adjusts the image contrast and the vividness of colors. The closer it is to F. the sharper the image will look. To decrease the color saturation. the crisper the image will look. To increase the contrast. the blander the image will look. set it toward the minus end. the redder the skin tone will look. The closer it is to H. To decrease the contrast. set it toward the plus end. To make the skin tone redder. set it toward the plus end. Color tone The skin tones can be adjusted. The closer it is to H. The above adjustments will not be applied to the Picture Styles used in the <C> (Creative Auto) mode. By selecting [Default set. Saturation The image’s color saturation can be adjusted. the more yellow the skin tone will look. set it toward the plus end. The closer it is to G. To make it less sharp. set it toward the F end.

Increasing the [Contrast] will make the filter effect more pronounced. kFilter Effect With a filter effect applied to a monochrome image. you can create a monochrome image in that color. Filter N: None Ye: Yellow Or: Orange R: Red G: Green Sample Effects Normal black-and-white image with no filter effects. The sunset will look more brilliant. you can make white clouds or green trees stand out more. 93 . The following can be selected: [N:None] [S:Sepia] [B:Blue] [P:Purple] [G:Green]. The blue sky will look more natural. The blue sky will look quite dark. you can also set [Filter effect] and [Toning effect] in addition to [Sharpness] and [Contrast] explained on the preceding page. and the white clouds will look crisper. The blue sky will look slightly darker. It can make the image look more impressive.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Monochrome Adjustment For Monochrome. lToning Effect By applying a toning effect. Fall leaves will look crisper and brighter. Skin tones and lips will look fine. Tree leaves will look crisper and brighter.

4 Select the base Pictureselect the Press the <V> key to base Picture Style. adjust its parameters as desired and register it under [User Def. press With [Picture <0>. You can create Picture Styles whose parameter settings such as for sharpness and contrast are different. <B> button. You can also adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. 1]. 1 Select [Picture Style]. [User Def. Style. Under the [2] tab. 3 Press <0>. 3]. 2 Select [User Def. 94 . then press <0>. then press the Select [User Def. select the Picture Style here. then press <0>. Style] selected. The Detail set. screen will appear.].A Registering a Picture StyleN You can select a base Picture Style such as [Portrait] or [Landscape]. The Picture Style selection screen will appear. select [Picture Style]. To adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software.*]. or [User Def. 2].

the 6 SetPress parameter. then press <0>. *] will be displayed in blue. To shoot with the registered Picture Style. follow step 2 on page 75 to select [User Def. For details.key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. see “Customizing a Picture Style” on pages 91-93. The Picture Style selection screen will then reappear. The base Picture Style will be indicated on the right of [User Def. 5 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. changing the base Picture Style in step 4 will nullify the parameter settings of the registered Picture Style. *] and then shoot. *] settings will revert to the default. *]. If a Picture Style has already been registered under [User Def. then press <0>. The name of the Picture Style having any modified settings (different from the default) registered under [User Def. *].144). Press the <M> button to register the new Picture Style. If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p. all the [User Def. 95 .A Registering a Picture StyleN parameter.

96 . With this camera. the color space.0 (Exif 2. sRGB is recommended. select [Color space].3 Setting the Color SpaceN The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors. For normal shooting. you can set the color space to sRGB or Adobe RGB for captured images. About Adobe RGB This color space is mainly used for commercial printing and other industrial uses. If the image is captured with the color space set to Adobe RGB. the file name will start with “_MG_” (first character is an underscore). and Design rule for Camera File System 2. sRGB is set automatically.0 (Exif 2. The ICC profile is not appended. Post-processing of the image with software will therefore be required. then press <0>. then [sRGB] press <0>. In Basic Zone modes. 2 SetSelectdesiredor [Adobe RGB].21). 1 Select [Color space].21). Adobe RGB. See explanations about the ICC profile in the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. This setting is not recommended if you do not know about image processing. Under the [2] tab. The image will look very subdued in a sRGB personal computer environment and with printers not compatible with Design rule for Camera File System 2.

and take picture. It is effective for backlit subjects. hold down the <A> button and press the shutter button to take another shot.86) AF Point Selection Method (p. Manual Selection AE lock is applied at the selected AF point. Press the <A> button to lock the exposure.68) Automatic Selection AE lock is applied at the AF point that achieved focus. 97 . AE Lock Effects Metering Mode (p. * When the lens’ focus mode switch is set to <MF>. (0) 2 Press the <A>lights in the viewfinder The <A> icon to indicate that the exposure setting is locked (AE lock). The exposure setting will be displayed. Press the shutter button halfway. 3 Recompose to maintain the AE lock If you want the while taking more shots. AE lock is applied at the center AF point. q* wre AE lock is applied at the center AF point. 1 Focus the subject. it locks the current auto exposure setting. This is called AE lock. then recompose and take the shot.A AE LockN Use AE lock when the area of focus is to be different from the exposure metering area or when you want to take multiple shots at the same exposure setting. Each time you press the <A> button. button.

In the viewfinder. Each time you press the <A> button. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. The flash is fired to take the picture. the <D> icon will blink. Spot metering circle 2 Focus the subject. then press the <A> button. 98 .A FE LockN FE lock locks the flash exposure setting over the desired area of the subject. If the subject is too far away and beyond the effective range of the flash. * FE stands for Flash Exposure. “FEL” is displayed for a moment and <d> will light. Get closer to the subject and repeat steps 2 to 4. (8) 3 Press thespot-metering circle over the Aim the subject. The flash will fire a preflash and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. This feature can also be used with a Canon EX-series Speedlite. 4 Take the picture. Press the shutter button halfway and look in the viewfinder to check that the <D> icon is lit. 1 Press the <D> button to pop-up the built-in flash. a preflash is fired and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. <A> button.

1 Photograph a white object. white object should fill the spot metering circle. [White appear. Normally. You can set any white balance. the Press the <U> key to select desired white balance. Do this procedure under the actual light source to be used. <WB> 1 Press thebalance] will button. ****K” (K: Kelvin) displayed for the selected white balance <W> <E> <R> <Y> <U> is the respective color temperature. the <Q> (Auto) setting will obtain the correct white balance. In Basic Zone modes. 2 Select the white balance. If naturallooking colors cannot be obtained with <Q>. Spot metering circle 99 . O Custom White Balance Custom white balance enables you to manually set the white balance for a specific light source for better accuracy. you can select the white balance to match the light source or set it manually by shooting a white object. Focus manually and set the standard exposure for the white object. <Q> will be set automatically. then press <0>.B: Setting the White BalanceN White balance (WB) is for making the white areas look white. The plain. The “Approx.

4 Select the custom white balance. then press <0>. 100 . Instead of a white object. a correct white balance might not be obtained. On the dialog screen which appears. Press the <U> key to select <O>. press the <M> button to exit the menu. If the exposure obtained in step 1 is way off. If you do step 3. If the image was captured while the Picture Style was set to [Monochrome] (p. then press <0>. select [Custom Under the [2] White Balance]. an 18% gray card (commercially available) can produce a more accurate white balance. 2 Select [Custom tab.B: Setting the White BalanceN White Balance].76). select [OK] and the data will be imported. The personal white balance registered with the provided software will be registered under <O>. When the menu reappears. it cannot be selected in step 3. data. then press <0>. 3 Import the white balancecaptured in Select the image that was step 1. the data for the registered personal white balance will be erased. Press the <WB> button. The custom white balance selection screen will appear.

A is amber. M is magenta. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu.2 White Balance CorrectionN You can correct the white balance that has been set. and G is green. One level of the blue/amber correction is equivalent to 5 mireds of a color temperature conversion filter. select [WB Shift/ BKT]. During the white balance correction. On the upper right. The color in the respective direction will be corrected.) Sample setting: A2. “Shift” indicates the direction and correction amount. 2 SetPress white balance move the “ ” the <S> key to mark to the desired position. (Mired: Measuring unit indicating the density of a color temperature conversion filter. Under the [2] tab. This adjustment will have the same effect as using a commercially-available color temperature conversion filter or color compensating filter. the correction. <2> will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor. This is for advanced users who are familiar with using color temperature conversion or color compensating filters. then press <0>. G1 101 . Each color can be corrected to one of nine levels. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. White Balance Correction 1 Select [WB Shift/BKT]. B is for blue. The WB correction/WB bracketing screen will appear.

102 . White balance bracketing is possible up to ±3 levels in single-level increments. Standard white balance. and 3. the “ ” mark on the screen will change to “ ” (3 points). Standard white balance. “Bracket” indicates the bracketing direction and correction amount. 2. Green (G) bias. B/A bias ±3 levels Bracketing Sequence The images will be bracketed in the following sequence: 1. On the right. or 1. In step 2 for white balance correction. Blue (B) bias. Magenta (M) bias. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. 2. the card will take longer to record the shot. and turning it to the left sets the M/G bracketing. three images having a different color balance can be recorded simultaneously. when you turn the <6> dial. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. the maximum burst for continuous shooting will be lower and the number of possible shots will also decrease to one-third the normal number. Based on the color temperature of the current white balance setting. This is called white balance bracketing (WB-BKT). During WB bracketing. the image will be bracketed with a blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias. Since three images are recorded for one shot. Amber (A) bias. Turning the dial to the right sets the B/ A bracketing.2 White Balance CorrectionN White Balance Auto Bracketing With just one shot. Set the white balance bracketing amount. “BKT” stands for Bracketing. and 3.

Under the [2] tab. then press <0>. recorded with the The image will be brightness and contrast corrected if necessary. the brightness and contrast can be corrected automatically. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). The default setting is [Standard]. 1 Select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. If you want a darker exposure. set this to [Disable] first.3 Auto Lighting OptimizerN If the image comes out dark or the contrast is low. the image might still come out bright. If a setting other than [Disable] is set and you use exposure compensation. In Basic Zone modes. 103 . For RAW images. 2 SetPress correctionkey to select the the <U> desired setting. With JPEG images. Sample of corrected brightness Depending on the shooting conditions. [Standard] is set automatically. the setting. flash exposure compensation. 3 Take the picture. then press <0>. or manual exposure to darken the exposure. the correction is done when the image is captured. noise might increase.

Correction enabled Correction disabled 104 . the four corners of the picture might look darker. recorded with the The image will be corrected peripheral illumination. If [Correction data not available] is displayed. then press <0>. Under the [1] tab. 3 Take the picture. For RAW images. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). correct.3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction Due to the lens characteristics.]. then press <0>.]. 1 Select [Peripheral illumin. select [Peripheral illumin. the correction is done when the image is captured. Press the <V> key to select [Enable]. The default setting is [Enable]. This is called lens light fall-off or drop in peripheral illumination. screen. the 2 SetOn thecorrection setting. see “About the Lens Correction Data” on the next page. check that the attached lens’ [Correction data available] is displayed. With JPEG images. correct.

If the correction data for the attached lens has not been registered to the camera. In step 2. If the lens does not have distance information. The correction amount applied will be slightly lower than the maximum correction amount settable with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). the correction amount will be lower. 105 . The higher the ISO speed. the lower the correction amount will be. Lens peripheral light correction is applied even when an Extender is attached. With EOS Utility (provided software). You can also register the correction data for unregistered lenses. For details. When using a non-Canon lens. Depending on shooting conditions. 25 lenses. the result will be the same as when the correction is set to [Disable]. setting the correction to [Disable] is recommended. see the PDF Software Instruction Manual (on the CD-ROM) for EOS Utility.3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction About the Lens Correction Data The camera already contains lens peripheral illumination correction data for approx. the peripheral light correction will be applied automatically for any lens whose correction data has been registered in the camera. even if [Correction data available] is displayed. For JPEG images already captured. lens peripheral illumination correction cannot be applied. if you select [Enable]. you can check which lenses have their correction data registered in the camera. noise might appear on the image periphery.

later. In such cases. If you let go of the shutter button during the self-timer countdown. The mirror will swing up. Do not point the camera toward the sun. the mirror will lockup and the picture will be taken 2 sec. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. Since you do not touch the camera when the picture is taken. If 30 seconds elapse after the mirror has locked up. single shooting will take effect. 1 Focus the subject. The picture is taken and the mirror goes back down. there will be a shutter-release sound. then the picture is taken 2 sec. With Remote Controller RC-6 set to a 2-sec.195).Fn)] menu’s [Mirror lockup] and setting it to [1: Enable] (p. If you use the self-timer and mirror lockup in combination with a bulb exposure. it will go back down automatically. Mirror lockup is enabled by selecting the [7 Custom Functions (C. When you press the shutter button completely. delay.Preventing Camera ShakeN The camera’s mechanical shake caused by the reflex mirror action can blur images taken with a super telephoto lens or close-up (macro) lens. 2 Press the shutter button completely again. but no picture will be taken. Remote control shooting. 106 . keep pressing the shutter button completely (self-timer delay time + bulb exposure time). press the transmit button. Even if <i> (Continuous shooting) has been set. remote control shooting together with mirror lockup can further prevent camera shake. press the shutter button completely. Pressing the shutter button completely again locks up the mirror again. Shooting Tips Using the self-timer <l> with mirror lockup. the mirror locks up. mirror lockup is effective. later.

see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. 5 About Remote Live View Shooting With EOS Utility (provided software) installed in your computer. camera shake can cause blurred images.” Live View shooting is effective for still subjects which do not move.Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) You can shoot while viewing the image on the camera’s LCD monitor. 107 . If you handhold the camera and shoot while viewing the LCD monitor. For details. This is called “Live View shooting. you can connect the camera to the computer and shoot remotely while viewing the computer screen. Using a tripod is recommended.

the camera will return to Live View shooting automatically. 100%. picture. Press the <A> button to end the Live View shooting. with AF or Before shooting. 108 . The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. 2 Focus the subject. The image’s field of view is approx. 3 Take thethe shutter button completely. focus manual focus (p.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor 1 Display the Live View image. Press the <A> button. After the image review ends. Press The picture will be taken and the captured image is displayed on the LCD monitor. When you press the shutter button halfway. the camera will focus with the current AF mode. The Live View image will closely reflect the brightness level of the actual image you capture.113-120).

109 . Cautions for using Live View shooting are on pages 121-122. but only one shot will be taken. there will be two shutter sounds. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components.] to [Enable]. set [Live View shoot. Continuous Live View shooting is possible for approx. Battery Life with Live View Shooting [Approx. During Live View shooting. When flash is used. 1 hr.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor To Enable Live View Shooting Under [6 Live View function settings]. do not point the lens toward the sun. 30 min. number of shots] Temperature At 23°C / 73°F At 0°C / 32°F Shooting Conditions No Flash 200 170 50% Flash Use 180 150 The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8 and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards. at 23°C/73°F (with a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8).

However. the actual image recorded will reflect the exposure setting. the information display will change. 110 . If flash is used or bulb is set. The histogram might not be properly displayed in low.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button.or bright-light conditions. If <g> is blinking. it indicates that the Live View image is not being displayed at the suitable brightness due to low or bright light conditions. AF point (Quick mode) White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Drive mode AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture Flash-ready Histogram AEB FEB Exposure simulation Battery check Highlight tone priority ISO speed Shots remaining Flash exposure compensation Exposure level indicator/ AEB range Magnifying frame When <g> is displayed in white. it indicates that the Live View image brightness is close to what the captured image will look like. the <g> icon and histogram will be grayed out (for your reference).

and AF mode. drive mode. 1 Press the <Q> button. When <f> is selected. and Auto Lighting Optimizer. function and set it. you can also set the white balance. 111 . The setting of the selected function is displayed at the bottom. Picture Style. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the image-recording quality.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to Live View shooting are explained here. Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. In Creative Zone modes. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. the AF points will also be displayed. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set.

With the AV cable (provided) or HDMI cable (sold separately).139). the power will turn off automatically as set with [5 Auto power off] (p. Even while the Live View image is displayed. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately. the exposure set for the first shot will also be applied to subsequent shots. These functions do not take effect during viewfinder shooting. you can check the depth of field by pressing the depth-of-field preview button. the Live View shooting will stop automatically after 30 min. 112 . you can display the Live View image on a TV (p.204) for Live View shooting. [u Live mode] (p. Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time). If [5 Auto power off] is set to [Off]. (camera power remains on).118).113). you can still set <M> functions and execute playback <x>. [7 Clear settings]. or [Quick mode] (p. The functions settable in this menu screen only apply during Live View shooting. During continuous shooting.167. Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m]. In Creative Zone modes. [6 Sensor cleaning]. AF mode You can select [Live mode] (p.Shooting Function Settings 3 Menu Function Settings The menu options under the [6] tab’s [Live View function settings] menu are explained below. you can display grid lines. If the camera is not operated for a prolonged period. If you select [y Dust Delete Data]. the Live View shooting will be terminated. The metering mode will be fixed to evaluative metering for Live View shooting. Using <8> will be the same as using <d>. p. or [7 Firmware Ver. 169).].114).

p. and [Quick mode] (p. [u Live mode] (face detection. If you want to achieve precise focus. magnify the image. 1 Display the Live View image. Press the <A> button. 113 . Although AF is possible with the Live View image displayed.Using AF to Focus Selecting the AF Mode The AF modes available are [Live mode]. AF point 2 Move the AF point. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor.118). Under [6 Live View function settings]. Select the AF mode. The AF point < > will appear.120). select [AF mode]. and focus manually (p.114). the AF operation will take longer than with the Quick mode. to move the AF Press the <S> key point to where you want to focus (it cannot go to the edges of the picture). Live Mode: d The image sensor is used to focus. While the Live View image is displayed. To return the AF point to the center. press the <L> button. you can press the <Q> button to select the AF mode on the Quick Control screen. achieving focus may be more difficult than with the Quick mode. set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. Also.

When a face is detected.Using AF to Focus the subject. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. human faces are detected and focused. If multiple faces are detected. <q> will be displayed. 114 . the AF point will turn orange. u (Face detection) Live Mode: c With the same AF method as the Live mode. Have the target person face the camera. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound. If focus is not achieved. Press the <U> key to move the <q> frame over the target face. 4 Take thethe focus and exposure. the <p> frame will appear over the face to be focused. When focus is achieved.108). 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. Press the <A> button. 1 Display the Live View image. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. picture.

Since AF is not possible with a face detected near the edge of the picture.113). When you press the <L> button. or partially hidden. If focus is not achieved.Using AF to Focus 2 Focus the subject. picture. the AF mode will switch to the Live mode (p. If a face cannot be detected.108). the <p> will be grayed out. face detection will not be possible. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. halfway and Press the shutter button the camera will focus the face covered by the <p> frame. the AF point will turn orange. the AF point < > will be displayed and AF will be executed at the center. You can press the <S> key to move the AF point. too bright or too dark. the center AF point < > will be used to focus. The <p> focusing frame might cover only part of the face. When focus is achieved. Face detection will not work if the face is very small or large in the picture. If the focus is way off. 115 . Then if you press the shutter button halfway. Press the <L> button again to return to the u (face detection) Live mode. The face will then be detected and <p> will be displayed. turn the focusing ring to attain rough focus. 3 Take thethe focus and exposure. titled horizontally or diagonally. An object other than a human face might be detected as a face. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound. If the lens enables manual focusing even while the lens focus mode switch is set to <f>.

If you autofocus in the Live mode’s normal view and then magnify the image. 116 . if you shoot a peripheral subject and the target subject is slightly out of focus. If you press the <u> button in the Live mode. In the u Live mode. aim the center AF point over the subject to focus. stop the Live View shooting and autofocus under the actual light source first. Note that the AF speed may differ between the normal and magnified views. the screen might flicker and focusing can be difficult. pressing the shutter button halfway will focus again. If this happens. the focus might be off. If the light source changes while the Live View image is displayed. The AF-assist beam will not be emitted. return to the normal view and autofocus. Even when focus has been achieved.Using AF to Focus Live Mode and u (Face Detection) Live Mode Notes AF operation Focusing will take slightly longer. If focusing is difficult in the magnified view. the image will be magnified at the AF point. then take the picture. In the Live mode or u (face detection) Live mode. pressing the <u> button will not magnify the image. The image brightness may change during and after the AF operation.

Using AF to Focus Shooting conditions which can make focusing difficult: Low-contrast subjects such as the blue sky and solid-color. Under a light source whose brightness. A subject approaching or moving away from the camera. Extremely small subjects. or pattern keeps changing. Subjects in low light. Subjects strongly reflecting light. Autofocusing while the subject is way out of focus. The AF point covers both a near and faraway subject (such as an animal in a cage). Subjects at the edge of the picture. Soft focus effect is applied with a soft focus lens. Stripes and other patterns where there is contrast only in the horizontal direction. color. Under fluorescent lighting or when the image flickers. Night scenes or points of light. Subjects which keep moving within the AF point and cannot keep still due to camera shake or subject blur. A special effects filter is used. flat surfaces. 117 .

Turn the <6> dial to select the AF point. Magnifying frame N 2 Select the AF point. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. the Live View image will be interrupted momentarily during the AF operation. using the same AF method as with viewfinder shooting. Press the <U> key to make the AF point selectable. AF point 1 Display the Live View image. and the larger box is the magnifying frame.66).<Q> button. 118 .Using AF to Focus Quick Mode: f The dedicated AF sensor is used to focus in the One-Shot AF mode (p. The small boxes on the screen are the AF points. the When you press the Quick Control screen will appear. Press the <A> button. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. Although you can focus the target area quickly.

then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. the beeper will sound and the Live View image will reappear. Take the picture only while the Live View image is displayed. When focus is achieved. the reflex mirror will go back down.Using AF to Focus the subject. The AF point used to focus will light in red. picture. and AF will be executed.108). The Live View image will turn off. 119 . You cannot take a picture during autofocusing. 4 Take thethe focus and exposure.

picture. press the <u> button to return to the normal view. then Check press the shutter button to take the picture (p. press the <L> button. the view will change as follows: 5x 10x Normal view 4 Focus manually. Press the <S> key to move the Magnifying frame magnifying frame to the position where you want to focus. 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. 120 .Focusing Manually You can magnify the image and focus precisely manually. the image. After achieving focus. Turn the lens focusing ring to focus roughly. To return the magnifying frame to the center. 3 Magnifythe <u> button. While looking at AE lock Magnified area position Magnification turn the lens focusing ring to focus. Each time you press the <u> button. 2 Move the magnifying frame. 5 Take thethe focus and exposure. Press The part within the magnifying frame will be magnified.the magnified image.108).

However. the image sharpness may look more pronounced than it really is. if you set the [6 LCD brightness] to a bright setting. In low light. the Live View shooting will stop automatically. When you magnify the image. If the light source within the image changes. If Live View shooting continues while the <E> warning icon is displayed and the camera’s internal temperature increases.Notes About the Live View Image Under low or bright light conditions. the actual captured image will correctly show the bright area. If you then continue with Live View shooting. such as the sun. chrominance noise may appear in the Live View image. Live View shooting will be disabled until the camera’s internal temperature decreases. Wait until the brightness level stabilizes before shooting. the Live View image might not reflect the brightness of the captured image. If you point the camera in a different direction. If this happens. it might throw off the Live View image’s correct brightness momentarily. If there is a very bright light source in the picture. 121 . the screen might flicker. the bright area might appear black on the LCD monitor. the <E> icon may appear on the screen. the image quality might degrade. stop and resume the Live View shooting under the actual light source to be used. About the <E> icon If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high. You should stop Live View shooting and allow the camera to rest. However. the chrominance noise will not be recorded in the captured image.

Return to the normal view before taking the picture. During the magnified view. Custom Function Notes During Live View shooting. noise (banding. Live View shooting in high temperatures and at high ISO speeds may cause noise or irregular colors. the image will be captured in the normal view. certain Custom Function settings will be disabled (p. the camera’s internal temperature may increase and it can degrade image quality.Notes About the Shooting Results When you shoot continuously with the Live View function for a long period. When you shoot at high ISO speeds.103) menu is set to anything other than [Disable]. dots of light. This is to prevent image degradation. stop Live View shooting temporarily and wait several minutes before shooting. 122 . Modeling flash and test flash will not fire if an external Speedlite is used. Before taking a long exposure. If you take the picture during magnified view. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set.) may appear. the exposure might not come out as desired. Terminate Live View shooting when not shooting images.191). If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. the shutter speed and aperture will be displayed in red. Even if you take the picture during magnified view. FE lock is not possible when the built-in flash or an external Speedlite is used. etc. Notes About Lenses and Flash The focus preset feature on super telephoto lenses cannot be used.

And if you playback a movie on a card having a slow reading speed. The movie recording format will be MOV. If you use a slow-writing card when shooting movies. 123 . the movie might not playback properly. 6 Cards which can record movies When shooting movies. About Full HD 1080 Full HD 1080 indicates compatibility with HighDefinition featuring 1080 vertical pixels (scanning lines). use a large-capacity SD card rated SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or higher. refer to the card manufacturer’s Web site. To check the card’s read/write speed. the movie might not be recorded properly.Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k> to shoot movies.

the “o” mark will be displayed on the upper right of the screen. press <A> again. Cautions for movie shooting are on pages 135 and 136. If necessary. 3 Shooting the movie.movie.k Shooting Movies Connecting the camera to a TV set is recommended to playback movies (p. The reflex mirror will make a sound. While the movie is being shot. When you press the shutter button halfway. then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. also read the Live View shooting cautions on pages 121 and 122. do not point the lens toward the sun. to start Press the <A> button shooting a movie. 2 Focus the subject.113-120). 124 . During movie shooting. autofocus Before shooting a or manual focus (p.167. Autoexposure Shooting 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>. the camera will focus with the current AF mode. 169). To stop movie shooting.

During movie shooting.126) on the screen’s bottom left.k Shooting Movies One continuous movie will be recorded as one file.97). AE lock is possible by pressing the <A> button (p. the unrecorded image areas will be displayed in black mask. 1 hr. At 0°C/32°F: Approx. This is the exposure setting for taking a still photo. If you use Movie crop. By holding down the <O> button and turning the <6> dial. The semitransparent mask size will change depending on the [n Movie rec. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically. The area enclosed by the semitransparent mask will be the movie image that is recorded. 125 . shutter speed. you can set the exposure compensation. press the <S> button.16). the top. the total shooting time will be as follows: At 23°C/73°F: Approx.131). Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone equipped with a stereo mini plug (3. Monaural sound is recorded by the camera’s built-in microphone (p.) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p. To cancel AE lock during movie shooting. 40 min. and aperture are set automatically. 1 hr.16). bottom. With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. Pressing the shutter button halfway displays the shutter speed and aperture (p. left.5mm dia.. 20 min. and right parts of the screen will have a semi-transparent mask. size] setting (p. The ISO speed.

126 . the information display will change. the movie shooting remaining time will be displayed in red.k Shooting Movies About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button. the movie shooting remaining time will change to the elapsed time. Movie shooting remaining time*/ Elapsed time Frame rate White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Movie-recording size AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture * Applies to a single movie clip. Battery check Exposure mode L: Autoexposure K: Manual exposure ISO speed Possible shots Exposure compensation amount AF point (Quick mode) Magnifying frame Recording movie If there is no card in the camera. When movie shooting starts.

. The settable shutter speeds depend on the frame rate <9>. Using manual exposure to shoot movies is for advanced users. 5 SetPress ISO<Z> button and use the either <6> or <U> key to select the ISO speed. turn the <6> dial. aperture.6400 • Manual ISO setting: ISO 100 . <6> <O> + <6> 4 Set the shutter speed and aperture. 2 Select [Movie exposure]. • Auto ISO setting: ISO 100 . To set the shutter speed. To set the aperture.1/30 sec. then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>. then press <0>. •8/7 : 1/4000 sec. • 6 / 5 / 4: 1/4000 sec. Select [Manual]. . and ISO speed for movie shooting. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. 3 Select [Manual].[Movie Under the [o] tab.k Shooting Movies Manual Exposure Shooting You can manually set the shutter speed. then press <0>.1/60 sec. The reflex mirror will make a sound.6400 127 . the speed. select exposure].

to 1/125 sec. The image information (Exif) will record the settings used at the start of the movie shooting. Zooming while shooting a movie may record changes in the exposure. you should not zoom while shooting a movie. If you use a lens whose aperture changes while you zoom. the less smooth the subject’s movement will look. the movie image might flicker. shutter speed. will be recorded. and aperture will not be displayed. is recommended. 6 Focus procedure is the same as steps 2 The and 3 for “Autoexposure Shooting” (p. The faster the shutter speed. the shooting mode. Changing the aperture during movie shooting is not recommended since variations in the exposure. When shooting a movie of a moving subject. With manual exposure shooting. a shutter speed of 1/30 sec. 128 . If you playback the movie with “Shooting information display” (p. due to the drive of the lens aperture. If you shoot a movie under fluorescent lighting.173). With Auto ISO. the correct movie exposure will usually be obtained even if the light level changes.124).k Shooting Movies and shoot the movie. AE lock and exposure compensation cannot be set.

1 sec. Function Image-recording quality Exposure setting AEB Drive mode Flash Settings As set in the [1 Quality] menu. The captured still photo will be recorded to the card. you can also take a still photo by pressing the shutter button completely. Functions particular to still shooting are shown below. and the movie shooting will resume automatically when the Live View image is displayed. Shutter speed and aperture set automatically (or set manually for manual exposures). the movie will have a still moment lasting approx. Other functions will be the same as for movie shooting. The card will record the movie and still photo as separate files. Taking still photos during movie shooting The still photo will record the entire screen including the semitransparent mask.k Shooting Movies Shooting Still Photos While shooting a movie. Displayed when the shutter button is pressed halfway. Canceled Single shooting (Self-timer not possible) Flash off 129 . If you take a still photo during movie shooting.

1 Press the <Q> button. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. The menu options under the [n] and [o] tabs are explained below. Picture Style. movierecording size.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to movie shooting are explained here. Auto Lighting Optimizer. The name of the selected function is displayed at the bottom. Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. 130 . Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. the AF points will also be displayed. When <f> is selected. function and set it. 3 Menu Function Settings Display the movie menu. and AF mode. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the white balance. image-recording quality (for still photos). 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. The image-recording quality setting will be reflected in all shooting modes.

The aspect ratio will be 4:3. • Image size [1920x1080] [1280x720] [640x480] : Full HD (Full High-Definition) recording quality. Also. Focusing may be difficult if the AF point covers both a near and far subject. Even if the AF mode has been set to [Quick mode]. etc. 131 . the AF point is displayed larger than with other recording sizes. China.). It will give a telephoto effect of about 7x. The Movie crop image cannot be magnified for focusing. The aspect ratio will be 4:3. size] screen switches automatically depending on the [6 Video system] setting. [7] [5] : For areas where the TV format is PAL (Europe. This shooting mode is called Movie crop. etc. [Crop 640x480] : Standard-definition recording quality. Still photos cannot be taken. Noise and dots of light may be more noticeable than in other recording sizes. Mexico. [4] : Mainly for motion pictures. Russia. it will switch automatically to [Live mode] during movie shooting. Notes for Movie crop Use a tripod to prevent hand-held camera shake.Shooting Function Settings [n] Menu Movie-recording size You can select the movie’s image size [****x****] and frame rate [9] (frames recorded per second). : Standard-definition recording quality. • Frame rate (fps: frames per second) [8] [6] : For areas where the TV format is NTSC (North America.). Japan. Australia. : HD (High-Definition) recording quality. Korea. in [Live mode]. The 9 (frame rate) displayed on the [Movie rec.

press the <A> button. 300. 1 megapixel at [1280x720]. To start movie shooting again.Shooting Function Settings Total Movie Recording Time and File Size Per Minute Movie-recording Size 6 [1920x1080] 5 4 [1280x720] [640x480] [Crop 640x480] 8 7 8 7 12 min. 59 sec. However. 330 MB/min. You can select [Live mode]. 39 min. Total Recording Time 4GB Card 16GB Card File Size After you start shooting a movie. [u Live mode]. you might momentarily throw the focus way off or change the exposure. (A new movie file starts being recorded. and approx. AF mode The AF modes will be the same as described on pages 113-119.) The semi-transparent or black mask on the top and bottom or on the left and right will not be recorded. approx. 330 MB/min. 12 min. The still image quality will be as follows: Approx. 165 MB/min. or [Quick mode]. continuous autofocusing is not possible. 49 min. If the AF mode is [Quick mode]. you can extract a still image from the movie. the movie shooting will stop automatically if the file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie length reaches 29 min. If you autofocus during movie shooting. AF during k When [Enable] is set. 2 megapixels at [1920x1080]. 49 min. 132 . With ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software).000 pixels at [640x480]. AF is possible during movie shooting. 1 hr. AF will be executed in Live mode. Note that continuous focusing of a moving subject is not possible. 24 min.

For AF. • AE/AF. The AF mode setting will also be reflected in Live View shooting. 133 . press the shutter button to take a still photo without executing AF. still photo shooting will take effect. then press the transmit button.Shooting Function Settings kShutter/AE lock button You can change the function assigned to the AE lock button and to when you press the shutter button halfway. For AF. • AF/AE lock: Normal function. While holding down the <w> button. • AE lock/AF: Press the shutter button halfway for AE lock. • AF/AF lock. AE lock is not possible. Set the shooting timing switch to <2>. AE lock is not possible. Convenient when you do not want to autofocus when taking a still photo during movie shooting. Convenient when you want to focus and meter at different parts of the picture. Remote control shooting You can use the Remote Controller RC-6 (sold separately. Press the <w> button for AE lock. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. press the <w> button.204) to start and stop the movie shooting. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway for metering. If the switch is set to <o> (immediate shooting). p. Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. press the <w> button.

Setting [Movie exposure] to [Manual] enables you to manually set the ISO speed.) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p. shutter speed. 134 .6400. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically.5mm dia. highlight detail will be improved. Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m]. kHighlight tone priority This can be set only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual]. and aperture for movie shooting (p.16). Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time). you can display grid lines.127). Sound recording When the sound recording is set to [On]. The Auto Lighting Optimizer will also be set automatically to [Disable] and cannot be changed. set this option to [Auto]. If [Enable] is set. The Grid display and Metering timer settings will also be reflected in Live View shooting. monaural sound will be recorded with the built-in microphone. The ISO speed range will be ISO 200 . The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights.Shooting Function Settings [o] Menu Movie exposure Normally. Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone (commercially available) equipped with a stereo mini plug (3. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother.

126) will be displayed in red. If the card has a fast writing speed. The camera’s built-in microphone will also pick up camera operation noise. If the indicator becomes full. the movie shooting might stop. the indicator will either not appear or the level (if displayed) will hardly go upward. Do not connect anything other than an external microphone to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal. Notes on Movie Shooting Recording and Image Quality If the attached lens has an Image Stabilizer. the Image Stabilizer will operate at all times even if you do not press the shutter button halfway. If you take still photos during movie shooting. It indicates how much data has not yet been written to the card (remaining capacity of the internal buffer memory). you can prevent (or reduce) these noises from being recorded. If movie shooting is not possible due to insufficient remaining capacity of the card.[2 Shooting 2] Menu The functions settable in this menu screen only apply when the Mode Dial is set to <k>. movie shooting Indicator will stop automatically. a five-level indicator might appear on the right of the screen during movie shooting. First. The slower the card. The Image Stabilizer will thereby consume battery power and may shorten the total movie shooting time or decrease the number of possible shots. If you use a card having a slow writing speed. you should set the IS switch to <2>. shoot a few test movies to see if the card can write fast enough. 135 . Setting the still images’ recording quality low might improve this problem. the movie recording size and movie shooting remaining time (p. the faster the indicator will climb upward. If you use a tripod or if the Image Stabilizer is not necessary. These functions do not take effect in other shooting modes. If you use a commercially-available external microphone.

you will not be able to shoot again until the camera’s internal temperature decreases. the image quality may be degraded. However. When not shooting. the TV will not output any sound during the shooting. However. If you connect the camera to a TV set with an HDMI cable (p. the actual movie will be properly recorded at the movie recording size that was set. 169) and shoot a movie. the movie being shot will be displayed at a small size on the TV.Notes on Movie Shooting Camera’s internal temperature increase and image degradation If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high. If the <E> icon is displayed and you keep shooting movies until the camera’s internal temperature rises further. the movie shooting will stop automatically. If you connect the camera to a TV set (p. Playback and TV connection If the brightness changes during movie shooting. Turn off the power and let the camera rest for a while. The image quality of movies is not affected. turn off the camera. If you take still photos while the <E> icon is displayed on the screen. that part might look momentarily still when you playback the movie. 136 . the <E> icon may appear on the screen. the sound will be properly recorded.167. If this happens.167) and shoot a movie in [1920x1080] or [1280x720].

151) Manual Sensor Cleaning (p.147) Automatic Sensor Cleaning (p.146) Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color (p.140) Auto Rotation of Vertical Images (p.142) Checking Camera Settings (p.143) Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings (p.150) Appending Dust Delete Data (p.153) 7 137 .139) File Numbering Methods (p.146) Setting the Flash (p.138) Setting the Image Review Time (p.139) Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness (p.Handy Features Silencing the Beeper (p.138) Setting the Auto Power-off Time (p.144) Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically (p.138) Card Reminder (p.

then press <0>.Handy Features 3 Silencing the Beeper You can prevent the beeper from sounding when focus is achieved or during self-timer operation. Under the [1] tab. If there is no card installed and you press the shutter button. Select [Disable]. 3 Card Reminder This prevents shooting if there is no card in the camera. the image will not be displayed immediately after image capture. Select [Disable]. Under the [1] tab. the image review will be displayed up until the [Auto power off] time. If [Off] is set. 138 . Under the [1] tab. and you cannot release the shutter. 3 Setting the Image Review Time You can set how long the image is displayed on the LCD monitor immediately after capture. then press <0>. During the image review. the image display will end. If [Hold] is set. select [Release shutter without card]. select [Beep]. then press <0>. then press <0>. then press <0>. select [Image review]. “Card” will be displayed in the viewfinder. then press <0>. if you operate any camera controls such as pressing the shutter button halfway. Select the desired review time.

press the <B> button. either turn off the camera yourself or press the <B> button to turn off the shooting settings display to save battery power. To turn on the LCD monitor again. the LCD monitor will turn off automatically.. then press <0>. set the LCD monitor brightness to 4 and prevent the ambient light from affecting the reviewed image. 139 . Under the [6] tab. then press <0>. select [Auto power off]. then press <0>. the camera turns off automatically after the set time of idle operation elapses. Select the desired power-off time. If [Off] has been set and the camera is not used for 30 min. When checking the exposure of an image.Handy Features 3 Setting the Auto Power-off Time To save battery power. If [Off] has been set. select [LCD brightness]. Under the [5] tab. press the <U> key to adjust the brightness. You can set this auto power-off time. When the camera has turned off due to auto power off. 3 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor to make it easier to read. With the adjustment screen displayed. then press <0>. you can wake up the camera by pressing the shutter button halfway or any of the following buttons: <M> <B> <x> etc.

The file number will appear on a computer in this format: IMG_0001. The available settings are described below. select [File numbering]. you should use a newly-formatted card each time. You can change how the file number is assigned. Under the [5] tab. Select one. This is convenient when you want to save the images numbered anywhere between 0001 to 9999 from multiple cards into one folder in your computer. then press <0>.JPG. the file numbering continues in sequence up to 9999. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0052 Next sequential file number 140 . Even after you replace the card.Handy Features 3 File Numbering Methods The file number is like the frame number on a roll of film. then press <0>. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. If you want to use continuous file numbering. [Continuous]: The file numbering continues in sequence even after the card is replaced. The captured images are assigned a sequential file number from 0001 to 9999 and saved in one folder.

JPG” for JPEG images. When you reset the file numbering manually. the file numbering restarts from 0001. shooting will not be possible even if the card still has storage capacity. To restart the file numbering from 0001. 999 reaches 9999.CR2” for RAW images. The extension will be “. If the file number in folder No. you should use a newly-formatted card. for example. This is convenient if you want to use different folders for the images taken yesterday and the ones taken today. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0001 File numbering is reset [Manual reset]: To reset the file numbering to 0001 manually or to start from file number 0001 in a new folder. and “. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. Replace it with a new card. a new folder is created automatically and the file numbering of images saved to that folder starts from 0001. Movie file names will start with “MVI_”. The LCD monitor will display a message telling you to replace the card. MOV” for movies. For both JPEG and RAW images. “. Each time you replace the card. This is convenient if you want to organize images according to cards. the file numbering returns to continuous or auto reset. 141 . If the replacement card contains images recorded previously.Handy Features [Auto reset]: Resets the file numbering to 0001 whenever the card is replaced. After the manual reset. the file name will start with “IMG_”.

The setting of this feature can be changed. 142 . FAQ The vertical image is not rotated during the image review immediately after it is captured. Also. The available settings are described below. Press the <x> button and the image playback will display the rotated image. select [Auto rotate]. then press <0>. Under the [5] tab. I want to rotate an image captured when [OnD] had been set. if the vertical image is taken while the camera is pointed up or down. The software used is not compatible with image rotation.Handy Features 3 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images Vertical images are rotated automatically so they are displayed vertically on the camera’s LCD monitor and computer instead of horizontally. Use the software provided with the camera instead. It will be rotated. then playback the image. : The vertical image is not automatically rotated at all. the image might not rotate for playback. but the image does not rotate during playback. then press <0>. The vertical image does not rotate on the computer screen. [OnD] [Off] : The vertical image is automatically rotated only on the computer. Auto rotate will not work with vertical images captured while [Auto rotate] was set to [Off]. see “Rotating the Image” on page 159. [OnPD] : The vertical image is automatically rotated during playback on both the camera’s LCD monitor and on the computer. Set [OnPD]. [OnPD] is set. In such a case. Select one. On the camera’s LCD monitor.

Settings Display Card remaining capacity Color space (p.96) WB correction (p.107) Red-eye reduction (p.Handy Features B Checking Camera Settings While the menu is displayed.142) LCD monitor auto off (p. While the menu is displayed. press the <B> button to display the settings.102) Live View shooting (p.146) Date/Time (p.29) Beeper (p.139) Sensor cleaning (p.138) Auto power off (p.101)/ WB bracketing (p. Press the <B> button again to return to the menu.150) 143 . Press the shutter button halfway to return to the shooting settings display.65) Auto rotate display (p. press the <B> button to display the camera’s major function settings.

desired setting. then press <0>. This works in the <d> and other Creative Zone modes. 144 . Select [OK]. select [Clear all Custom Func. then press <0>. select [Clear all camera settings].Fn)]. To revert the Custom Functions to the default settings.Handy Features 3 Reverting the Camera to the Default SettingsN This is for reverting all the camera’s shooting settings and Custom Functions to the default settings. then press <0>. Setting [Clear all camera settings] will reset the camera to the default settings on the next page. select [Clear settings]. Under the [7] tab. (C. 3 Select [OK]. 2 Select the the shooting settings to the To revert default. then press <0>. 1 Select [Clear settings].

Handy Features Shooting Settings AF mode One-Shot AF AF point selection Automatic selection q (Evaluative Metering mode metering) ISO speed AUTO (Auto) Drive mode u (Single shooting) Exposure Canceled compensation/AEB Flash exposure compensation Custom Functions 0 (Zero) Unchanged Image-recording Settings Quality Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Peripheral illumination correction Color space White balance WB correction WB-BKT File numbering Auto cleaning Dust Delete Data 73 Standard Standard Enable/ Correction data retained sRGB Q (Auto) Canceled Canceled Continuous Enable Erased Camera Settings Auto power off Beep Release shutter without card Image review Histogram Image jump w/6 Auto rotate LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Copyright information 30 sec. Brightness 10 images OnzD Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Live View Shooting Settings Live View shooting Enable Grid display Metering timer AF mode Off 16 sec. Live mode Movie Shooting Settings Movie-recording size 1920x1080 AF mode Live mode Disable AF during k kShutter/ AE lock button Remote control Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority AF/AE lock Disable Auto Off 16 sec. On Disable Eye-Fi transmission Disable My Menu settings Unchanged 145 . Enable Enable 2 sec.

then press <0>. 146 . Select [LCD auto off].Handy Features 3 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically This prevents the display-off sensor from turning off the shooting settings display automatically when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. Under the [5] tab. Select [Screen color]. Select the desired color. 3 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color You can change the background color of the shooting settings screen. Select [Disable]. Under the [5] tab. select [Screen color]. When you exit the menu. then press <0>. then press <0>. select [LCD auto off]. the selected color will be displayed for the shooting settings screen. then press <0>.

3 Setting the FlashN The built-in flash and external Speedlite settings can be set with the menu. Under the [1] tab. setting]. setting] will vary depending on the Speedlite model. select [Flash control]. setting] and [External flash func. If [Disable] is set. The [External flash ***] menu options for external Speedlites are applicable only to an attached EX-series Speedlite compatible with the respective functions. setting] menus can set the functions listed on the next page. The functions not dimmed can be selected and set. Select [Flash control]. [Built-in flash func. The functions displayed under [External flash func. set this to [Enable]. setting] and [External flash func. then press <0>. Select [Built-in flash func. setting] or [External flash func. This is useful when you only want to use the flash’s AF-assist beam. 147 . both the built-in flash and external Speedlite will not fire. setting] The [Built-in flash func. The flash control screen will appear. The flash functions will be displayed. The setting procedure is the same as setting a camera menu function. [Flash firing] Normally.

]. For details. with shutter speeds faster than 1/30 sec. With 2nd curtain sync. If an external Speedlite is attached. [E-TTL II] is the standard mode of EX-series Speedlites for automatic flash shooting. refer to your Speedlite’s instruction manual. Normally. you can select the flash mode to suit your flash shooting. However.3 Setting the FlashN [Built-in flash func. and [Wireless set. setting] Settable Functions Function Flash mode Shutter sync. * For other flash modes. setting] k Page 148 148 – 88 149 – – * Regarding [FEB] (Flash exposure bracketing). see the Speedlite’s instruction manual. Flash mode With an external Speedlite. [Manual flash] enables you to set the flash output yourself. you can also set [Hi-speed].. refer to the Speedlite’s instruction manual. 1st curtain sync will automatically take effect. you can create a trail of light such as from car headlights at night. If [2nd curtain] is set. 148 . setting] and [External flash func. setting] E-TTL II (Fixed) k k [External flash func. This is for advanced users. Shutter sync. set this to [1st curtain] so that the flash fires immediately after the exposure starts. the flash will fire right before the exposure ends. [Zoom]. two flashes will be fired: Once when you press the shutter button completely. FEB* Flash exposure compensation E-TTL II Zoom* Wireless setting* – – – k k k k [Built-in flash func. When this is combined with a slow sync speed. and once immediately before the exposure ends.

3 Setting the FlashN

Flash exposure compensation See “y Flash Exposure Compensation” on page 88. E-TTL II For normal flash exposures, set it to [Evaluative]. If [Average] is set, the flash exposure will be averaged for the entire metered scene as with an external metering flash. Since flash exposure compensation may be necessary depending on the scene, this setting is for advanced users. Clear flash settings On the [External flash func. setting] screen, press the <B> button to display the screen to clear the flash settings. When you select [OK], the settings for the built-in flash and external Speedlite will be cleared.

Setting the External Speedlite Custom Functions

1

Display the Custom Function.
Select [External flash C.Fn setting], then press <0>.

the 2 SetPress Custom Function. press the <U> key, then
<0>. The procedure is the same as setting the camera’s Custom Functions (p.190). To clear all the Custom Function settings, select [Clear ext. flash C.Fn set.] in step 1.

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f Automatic Sensor Cleaning
Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit operates to automatically shake off the dust on the front of the sensor. Normally, you need not pay attention to this operation. However, you can execute the sensor cleaning at anytime as well as disable it.

Cleaning the Sensor Now

1

Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean nowf]. then press Select [Clean nowf],
<0>. Select [OK] on the dialog screen, then press <0>. The screen will indicate that the sensor is being cleaned. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.
For best results, do the sensor cleaning while the camera bottom is placed on a table or other flat surface. Even if you repeat the sensor cleaning, the result will not improve that much. Right after the sensor cleaning is finished, the [Clean nowf] option will remain disabled temporarily.

Disabling Automatic Sensor Cleaning
In step 2, select [Auto cleaningf] and set it to [Disable]. The sensor cleaning will no longer be executed when you set the power switch to <1> or <2>.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN
Normally, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit will eliminate most of the dust that might be visible on captured images. However, in case visible dust still remains, you can append the Dust Delete Data to the image for erasing the dust spots later. The Dust Delete Data is used by Digital Photo Professional (provided software) to erase the dust spots automatically.

Preparation
Get a solid-white object (paper, etc.). Set the lens focal length to 50mm or longer. Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and set the focus to infinity (∞). If the lens has no distance scale, look at the front of the lens and turn the focusing ring clockwise all the way.

Obtain the Dust Delete Data

1

Select [Dust Delete Data].
Under the [y] tab, select [Dust Delete Data], then press <0>.

2 Select [OK]. and press <0>. After Select [OK]
the automatic self-cleaning of the sensor is performed, a message will appear. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN

solid-white object. 3 Photograph a of 20 cm - 30 cm (0.7 ft. At a distance
- 1.0 ft.), fill the viewfinder with a patternless, solid-white object and take a picture. The picture will be taken in the aperture-priority AE mode with an aperture of f/22. Since the image will not be saved, the data can still be obtained even if there is no card in the camera. When the picture is taken, the camera will start obtaining the Dust Delete Data. When the Dust Delete Data is obtained, a message will appear. Select [OK], and the menu will reappear. If the data was not obtained successfully, a message to that effect will appear. Follow the “Preparation” procedure on the preceding page, then select [OK]. Take the picture again.

About the Dust Delete Data
After the Dust Delete Data is obtained, it is appended to all the JPEG and RAW images captured thereafter. Before an important shoot, you should update the Dust Delete Data by obtaining it again. To erase dust spots automatically with the provided software, see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. The Dust Delete Data appended to the image is so small that it hardly affects the image file size.
Be sure to use a solid-white object such as a new sheet of white paper. If the paper has any pattern or design, it may be recognized as dust data and affect the accuracy of the dust deletion with the software.

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3 Manual Sensor CleaningN
Dust which could not be removed by the automatic sensor cleaning can be removed manually with a blower, etc. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. If the sensor needs to be cleaned directly, having it done by a Canon Service Center is recommended. Before cleaning the sensor, detach the lens from the camera.

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Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean manually].then press Select [Clean manually],
<0>.

3 Select [OK]. then press <0>. Select [OK],
In a moment, the reflex mirror will lockup and the shutter will open.

4 End the cleaning. to <2>. Set the power switch
For the power source, using the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) is recommended. If you use a battery, make sure it is fully recharged. If the battery grip with size-AA/LR6 batteries is attached, manual sensor cleaning will not be possible.

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• Opening the card slot cover. Do not insert the blower tip inside the camera beyond the lens mount. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains or reflex mirror might get damaged. • Setting the power switch to <2>. Use a plain blower without any brush attached. If smear that cannot be removed with a blower remains. If the power is cut off. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. Clean the sensor with care. If the power is turned off. A brush can scratch the sensor. 154 . The blowing force can damage the sensor or the spray gas can freeze on the sensor.3 Manual Sensor CleaningN While cleaning the sensor. • Opening the battery compartment cover. never do any of the following. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains and image sensor might get damaged. Never use canned air or gas to clean the sensor.

155 . Here you will find explanations about how to playback and erase photos and movies with the camera and viewing them on a TV set. 8 About images taken with another camera: The camera might not be able to properly display images captured with a different camera or edited with a computer or whose file name was changed. going into more detail than in Chapter 2 “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” which explained the playback procedure.Image Playback This chapter explains features related to viewing photos and movies.

1 Playback the image. 156 . When you press the <x> button. 2 Switch to the indexbutton. display. Press the <I> The 4-image index display will appear.x Searching for Images Quickly H Display Multiple Images on One Screen (Index display) Search for images quickly with the index display showing four or nine images on one screen. Press <0> and the selected image will be displayed as a single image. Press the <I> button again to switch to the 9-image index display. 3 Select the image. the last captured image will be displayed. 4 images and one image displayed. Pressing the <u> button will toggle the display from 9 images. The currently-selected image will be highlighted in a blue frame. Turn the <6> dial to see the next screen of index images. to move the blue Press the <S> key frame to select the image.

Jump method Image location To search images according to the shooting date.x Searching for Images Quickly I Jump through Images (Jump display) With the single image display. the jump method and current image location are indicated. 2 Browse the <x> button to playback Press the image. 157 . select either one to display only movies or stills. select the desired jump method from [1 image/10 images/100 images/ Date/Movies/Stills]. turn the <6> dial. To change the jump method. 1 Select the jump method. select [Date]. The jump display will proceed according to the selected jump method. then press <0>. you can turn the <6> dial to jump through the images. If the card contains both [Movies] and [Stills]. press the <V> key. In the [4 Image jump w/6] menu. by jumping. Turn the <6> dial to display the shooting date. On the bottom right. On the single-image display.

press the <x> button and the single image display will return. If you hold down the <u> button. Magnified view is not possible during the image review immediately after the image is taken. press the <u> button. 158 . the magnification will continue to reduce to the single image display. You can turn the <6> dial to view another image while the magnification is maintained.5x to 10x on the LCD monitor. The image will be magnified. Press the <I> button to reduce the magnification. A movie cannot be magnified. the image will continue to be magnified until it reaches the maximum magnification. During image playback. 2 Scroll the <S>the to scroll around the Use key magnified image. To exit the magnified display.u/y Magnified View You can magnify a shot image by 1. 1 Magnify the image. Magnified area position around image. If you hold down the button.

1 Select [Rotate]. then press <0>. To exit and return to the menu. Under the [3] tab. 3 Rotate the image. press the <M> button. <0>. the Each time you press image will rotate clockwise as follows: 90° → 270° → 0° To rotate another image. 2 Select the image.b Rotating the Image You can rotate the displayed image to the desired orientation.142) before taking vertical shots. repeat steps 2 and 3. select [Rotate]. If you have set [5 Auto rotate] to [OnzD] (p. key to select the Press the <U> image to be rotated. A movie cannot be rotated. set the [5 Auto rotate] menu option to [OnzD]. If the rotated image is not displayed in the rotated orientation during image playback. 159 . You can also select an image on the index display. you need not rotate the image as described above.

A movie edited with a personal computer cannot be rewritten to the card and played back with the camera. Playback on the Camera’s LCD Monitor (p. there are the following three ways to playback the movies you shot.167. Even if the camera is connected to a hard disk recorder with a USB cable. you can watch Full HD (Full HighDefinition: 1920x1080) and HD (HighDefinition: 1280x720) movies with higher image quality. Movies on a card can be played only by devices which can play MOV files. Since hard disk recorders do not have an HDMI IN terminal. If you have a High-Definition TV set and connect your camera with an HDMI cable.k Enjoying Movies Basically.162-166) You can playback movies on the camera’s LCD monitor and even edit out the first and last scenes. movies and photos cannot be played nor saved. 169) Use the provided AV cable or an HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) to connect the camera to a TV set. the camera cannot be connected with an HDMI cable. Playback on a TV set (p. Then you can playback the captured movies and photos on the TV. You can also playback photos and movies recorded in the card as an automatic slide show. 160 .

You can also extract a single frame from a movie and save it as a still photo. use a high-performance personal computer. inquire the software maker. If you want to use commercially-available software to playback or edit the movies. see the PDF file instruction manual. For smooth movie playback. Regarding the computer hardware requirements for ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser. 161 . For details on commercially-available software. be sure it is compatible with MOV files.k Enjoying Movies Playback and Editing with a Personal Computer (See the PDF file instruction manual for ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser) The movie files recorded in the card can be transferred to a personal computer and played or edited with ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software).

You can pause the movie playback by pressing <0>. the <1s> icon displayed on the upper left indicates that it is a movie. see the next page. As movies cannot be played on the index display. During the index display. For more details on the playback procedure. <0>. Press the <x> button to display the image. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6> dial. the perforation on the left edge of the image indicates that it is a movie. then press <0>. press On <0>. With the single-image display. The movie playback panel will appear on the bottom. 4 Playback[7] (Play). During movie playback.k Playing Movies 1 Playback the image. Select The movie will start playing. 162 . Speaker the movie. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press movie. press <0> to switch to the single-image display. 3 Pressthe single-image display. movie.

Playback position Playback time You can adjust the built-in speaker’s (p. 1 sec. Displays the movie’s last frame. Each time you press <0>. During the single-image display. (Turning the <6> dial will not adjust the sound volume.k Playing Movies Function Playback Description Returns to the single-image display. the continuous playback time at 23°C/73°F will be as follows: Approx. adjust the sound volume with the TV set.) 163 . the movie will play frame-byframe. If you connect the camera to a TV set (p. press the <B> button to switch the shooting information display (p.167.164). 2 Exit 7 Play 8 Slow motion 5 First frame 3 Previous frame 6 Next frame 4 Last frame X Edit mm’ ss” 9 Volume With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. 169) to playback a movie. Pressing <0> toggles between play and stop. The slow-motion speed is indicated on the upper right.162) sound volume by turning the <6> dial. If you hold down <0>. it will fast forward the movie. it will rewind the movie. the still photo will be displayed for approx.173). Displays the movie’s first frame. a single previous frame is displayed. 2 hr. If you took a still photo while you shot the movie. 30 min. Each time you press <0>. If you hold down <0>. Displays the editing screen (p. during the movie playback. Adjust the slow motion speed by pressing the <U> key.

to Select [7] and press <0> playback the portion highlighted in blue. Then press <0>. More movie editing functions are available with ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser (provided software). 2 Specify the part to(Cut beginning) or Select either [U] [V] (Cut end). 1 On the movie playback screen. select [Overwrite]. select [2] and press <0>. be edited out. The portion highlighted in blue on the top of the screen is what will remain. increments (position indicated by [X]). To save it as a new movie. then press <0>. movie. the exact position where the movie is edited may differ slightly from the position you specified.X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes You can edit out the first and last scenes of a movie in 1-sec. The editing screen will be displayed. Select The save screen will appear. To cancel the editing. Press the <U> key to see the previous or next frames. go back to step 2. 4 Save the[W]. select [X]. Since the editing is done in 1-sec. After deciding which part to edit out. press <0>. To save it and overwrite the original movie file. To change the editing. select [New file]. 3 Check the edited movie. If the card does not have enough room. 164 . Holding it down will fast forward the frames. then press <0>. increments. [New file] will not be selectable.

Press the <V> key to select the top menu item. Then press <0>. Still photos and movies taken on the selected shooting date will be played back. then press <0>. select [Slide show]. Only the movies in the card will be played back. Press the <V> key to select the date. The [Select date] screen will appear. Number of images to be played 2 Select the images to be played back. jAll images iDate kMovies zStills 165 . Under the [3] tab. 1 Select [Slide show]. press the <B> button while <zH> is highlighted. If you selected [iDate]. then press <0>. Press the <V> key to select one of the following: [jAll images/iDate/ kMovies/zStills].3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) You can playback the images in the card as an automatic slide show. Item Playback Description All the still photos and movies in the card will be played back. Only the still photos in the card will be played back. then press <0>.

see pages 167. [Display time] [Repeat] slide show. Press <0> again to resume the slide show. set the [Display time] and [Repeat] options. 166 . then press <0>. During the slide show. During movie playback. you can press the <U> key to view another image. 5 Quit the slide show. During pause. For still photos. To pause the slide show. auto power off will not take effect. After [Loading image.] is displayed. [G] will be displayed on the upper left of the image. the key to select [Set up]. Press then press <0>. The display time may vary depending on the image..3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) the time 3 SetPressplay<V>and repeat option. press the <M> button. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6>.. During auto playback. then press the <M> button. the slide show will start. you can press the <B> button to change the still photo display format. press <0>. 4 Start thethe <V> key to select [Start]. To view the slide show on a TV set. and return to To quit the slide show the setting screen. During pause. 169.

part of the image displayed might be cut off. see page 162. 1 Connect the HDMI cable to the camera. insert it into the <D> terminal. Viewing on HD (High-Definition) TV Sets The HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) is required. Connect the HDMI cable to the camera’s <D> terminal. you can change the display format. button.Viewing the Images on TV You can also view the still photos and movies on a TV set. 167 . on the TV and switch the 3 Turn video input to select the TV’s connected port. * Depending on the TV set. HDMI cable to 2 Connect thethe HDMI cable tothe TV set. turn off the camera and television. Before connecting or disconnecting the cable between the camera and television. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. Connect the TV’s HDMI IN port. With the plug’s <dHDMI MINI> logo facing the front of the camera. 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. To playback movies. By pressing the <B> button. * Adjust the movie’s sound volume with the TV set.) The images will be displayed at the TV’s optimum resolution automatically.

Select [Return] and press the Enter button. The camera’s <q/C> terminal and <D> terminal cannot be used at the same time. When the camera is connected to a TV set. Under the [4] tab. When you press the camera’s <x> button. 2 Select the remote control to the TV set Point the and press the / button to select the image. then press the Enter button. image. Then press the Enter button. In such a case. use the provided AV cable to connect to the TV. The menu will appear. then press <0>. select [Ctrl over HDMI]. Doing so may cause a malfunction. * A function enabling you to control multiple HDMI devices with one remote control unit.Viewing the Images on TV Do not connect any other device’s output to the camera’s <D> terminal. 1 Select [Ctrl over HDMI]. For HDMI CEC TV sets When a TV set compatible with HDMI CEC* is connected to the camera with the HDMI cable. Select [Enable]. Some TVs might not be able to display the captured images. For a slide show. The menu will disappear and you can use the / button to select an image. Press the / button to select an option. then press the Enter button. 168 . then press <0>. press the remote control’s / button to select an option. the TV set’s input will automatically switch to the HDMI port connected to the camera. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. The menu displayed will differ for still photos and movies.

With the plug’s <Canon> logo facing the back of the camera. Certain TV sets. Viewing on Non-HD (High-Definition) TV Sets 1 Connect the provided AV cable to the camera. If the video system format does not match the TV’s. TV and 3 Turn on the to selectswitch the TV’s port. the images will not be displayed properly. see page 162.) To playback movies. For details. button. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. Connect the AV the TV’s video IN terminal and to the audio IN terminal. insert it into the <q/ C> terminal. 169 . and use the camera to control the playback operation. Connect the AV cable to the camera’s <q/ C> terminal. (Red) (White) (Yellow) cable 2 Connect the AV cable toto the TV set. Images might not be displayed if you use a different cable. see the TV set’s instruction manual. video input the connected 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. may not operate properly. Do not use any AV cable other than the one provided. Set the proper video system format with the [6 Video system] menu option. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. In such a case. even those compatible with HDMI CEC.Viewing the Images on TV Some TV sets require you to first enable the HDMI CEC connection. set the camera’s [4 Ctrl over HDMI] menu option to [Disable].

To protect another image. When an image is protected. press the <M> button.K Protecting Images Protecting an image prevents it from being erased accidentally. Image protect icon protect it. 1 Select [Protect images]. Under the [3] tab. 170 . The menu will reappear. This is convenient when you want to erase unnecessary images all at once. If you erase all the images (p. Once an image is protected. The protect setting screen will appear. 2 Select the image andto select the Press the <U> key image to be protected. the protected images will also be erased. then press <0>. To exit the image protection. The <K> icon will disappear. If you format the card (p. it cannot be erased by the camera’s erase function. To erase a protected image. only the protected images will remain. the <K> icon will appear on the top of the screen. repeat step 2.42). then press <0>.172). you must first cancel the protection. select [Protect images]. To cancel the image protection. press <0> again.

it cannot be recovered. The Select [Erase]. 2 Press the <L> button.170) will not be erased. 171 . at the The erase dialog will appear bottom of the screen. To prevent important images from being erased accidentally. Make sure you no longer need the image before erasing it. protect them. Once an image is erased.L Erasing Images You can either select and erase images one by one or erase them in one batch. Protected images (p. 3 Checkmarking <X> Images to be Erased in a Batch By checkmarking the images to be erased. then image displayed will be erased. Erasing a 1+73 image will erase both the RAW and JPEG images. 1 Select [Erase images]. select [Erase images]. Erasing a Single Image 1 Playback the image to be erased. you can erase multiple images at one time. Under the [3] tab. then press <0>. press <0>. 3 Erase the image.

then press <0>. press the <I> button. To return to the single-image display. 3 Select the images to be erased and Select the images press the <V> key. 2 Select [Select and eraseimages]. Select [Select and erase then press <0>. To erase other images.L Erasing Images images]. 4 Erase the images. 3 Erasing All Images in the Card You can also erase all the images in the card.42). press the <u> button. format the card (p. To also erase protected images. Select [OK]. 172 . Press the <L> button. The <X> icon will be displayed on the upper left. The selected images will be erased. to be erased. all the images in the card will be erased. The images will be displayed. When the [3 Erase images] menu is set to [All images on card]. repeat step 3. To display the three-image display.

* For still photos taken during movie shooting display. any overexposed areas of the image will blink. the movie icon <k/ >. and frame rate <8/7/6/5/4> will be displayed. About the Highlight Alert When the shooting information is displayed.File number Histogram (Brightness/RGB) Picture Style and settings ISO speed Highlight tone priority Color space Shooting date and time Image verification data appended * With 1+73 images. The most detailed shooting information is shown below. 173 . set the exposure compensation to a negative amount and shoot again. Exposure compensation amount Flash exposure compensation amount Aperture Shutter speed/ Recording time Metering mode Shooting mode/ Movie Image-recording quality/ Movie-recording size Playback number/ Total images recorded White balance White balance correction File size Protect Folder number . recording format <D>. * For movie files. recording size <A/B/C>. To obtain more image detail in the overexposed areas. The shutter speed and aperture will not be displayed.B Shooting Information Display When you press the <B> button during single-image playback. you can switch the shooting information display. the 73 file size is displayed. <G> will be displayed.

The more pixels Normal brightness there are toward the left. you can see the color’s saturation and gradation condition and white balance inclination. The display can be switched with the [4 Histogram] menu. [RGB] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of each primary color’s brightness level in the image (RGB or red. The more pixels there are toward the left. By checking the image and its brightness histogram. And the more pixels there are toward the right. the brighter and denser the color. If there are too many pixels on the left. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each color brightness level. you can see the exposure level inclination and the overall gradation. If there are too many pixels on the left. the darker the image. 174 . while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each brightness level. The RGB histogram display is for checking the color saturation and gradation. the darker and less prominent the color. The gradation in-between will be reproduced. The horizontal axis indicates the color’s brightness level (darker on the left and brighter on the right). and blue). the brighter the image. And the more pixels there are toward the right. the respective color information will be lacking. By checking the image’s RGB histogram. the highlight detail will be lost. Sample Histograms [Brightness] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of the image’s brightness level.B Shooting Information Display About the Histogram The brightness histogram display shows the exposure level distribution and overall brightness. The horizontal axis indicates the brightness level Dark image (darker on the left and brighter on the right). the color will be too saturated with no detail. Bright image And if there are too many pixels on the right. And if there are too many pixels on the right. green. the shadow detail will be lost.

The camera is compatible with “wPictBridge” which is the standard for direct printing. Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) (p.Printing Images Printing (p.185) DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) enables you to print images recorded in the card according to your printing instructions such as the image selection. etc.176) You can connect the camera directly to a printer and print out the images in the card. 9 175 . You can print multiple images in one batch or give the print order to a photofinisher. quantity to print.

up the printer. Some printers may make a beeping sound. 2 SetFor details. refer to the printer’s instruction manual.Preparing to Print The direct printing procedure is done entirely with the camera while you look at the LCD monitor. 5 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. 3 Connecting the camera to a printer. see the printer’s instruction manual. Use the interface cable provided with the camera. the cable plug’s <D> icon must face the front side of the camera. When connecting the cable plug to the camera’s <q/C> terminal. 4 Turn on the printer. To connect to the printer. 176 . Connecting the Camera to a Printer 1 Set the camera’s power switch to <2>.

Press the < The image will appear. first turn off the camera and printer. 177 . The error message will be displayed on the LCD monitor (p. 4 hours is possible. and the <w> icon will appear on the upper left to indicate that the camera is connected to a printer. Movies cannot be printed. it indicates a problem with the printer. using AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) to power the camera is recommended. do the following: 1.184). If you use a battery pack to power the camera. To find out what’s wrong. select [Print]. 3. printing up to approx. Press <0>. With a fully-charged battery. For direct printing.Preparing to Print wPictBridge image. 6 Playback thex> button. Before disconnecting the cable. Do not use any interface cable other than the one provided. 2. If there is a long beeping sound in step 5. Press the <x> button to playback the image. The camera cannot be used with printers compatible only with CP Direct or Bubble Jet Direct. Hold the plug (not the cord) to pull out the cable. On the print setting screen. make sure it is fully charged.

Some settings might not be available. and layout you have set are displayed. Press the <U> key to select the image to be printed. see the printer’s instruction manual. <0>. 0 2 Press <print>. 3 Select [Paper settings]. Sets the paper size.setting screen will appear.then press Select [Paper settings]. Returns to the screen in step 1. The Print setting screen Sets the printing effects (p. Sets the quantity to be printed. Starts the printing. certain settings such as the date and file number imprinting and trimming might not be available. Check that the <w> icon is displayed on the upper left of the LCD monitor. Sets the trimming (cropping) (p. type. Sets the date or file number imprinting to on or off. The paper size. 178 .wPrinting The screen display and setting options will differ depending on the printer. Printer-connected icon 1 Select the image to be printed.183). The paper settings screen will appear. and layout.180). For details. * Depending on the printer. type.

• [20-upc] will have the shooting information* imprinted.. 9. read the printer’s instruction manual to check what paper types can be used. will be imprinted. The page layout screen will appear. lens name. shutter speed. On A4 or Letter size paper. The paper type screen will appear. the camera name. When using a Canon printer and Canon paper. USetting the Page Layout Select the page layout. shooting mode.185) will be printed. or 20 images on one sheet. ISO speed. The print will have no borders. YSetting the Paper Type Select the type of the paper loaded in the printer. 4. * From the Exif data. exposure compensation amount. 179 . 20 or 35 thumbnails of the images ordered through DPOF (p. The print setting screen will reappear. the print will have borders. then press <0>. 16. aperture. Option to print 2. then press <0>. etc.wPrinting QSetting the Paper Size Select the size of the paper loaded in the printer. Bordered Borderless Borderedc xx-up 20-upc 35-upp Default The print will have white borders along the edges. The shooting information* will be imprinted on the border on 9x13cm and larger prints. white balance. 8. If your printer cannot print borderless prints. The page layout will vary depending on the printer model or its settings. then press <0>.

The image will be printed with higher saturation to produce more vivid blues and greens. No zNatural automatic color adjustments are applied. yellowish blacks. it is reflected in the image displayed on the upper left.” The printing will differ depending on the printer. 0 Warm tone Prints in black-and-white with warm. The image noise is reduced before printing. The image’s Exif data is used to make automatic corrections. Printing Effect EOn EOff EVIVID ENR 0 B/W 0 Cool tone Description The image will be printed according to the printer’s standard colors. zNatural M EDefault The printing characteristics are the same as the “Natural” setting. Prints in black-and-white with cool. then press <0>. Prints the image in the actual colors and contrast. For details. Note that the printed image might look slightly different from the displayed image which is only an approximation. bluish blacks. Prints in black-and-white with true blacks. this setting enables finer printing adjustments than with “Natural. No automatic correction will be applied. see the printer’s instruction manual.wPrinting the 4 SetSet asprinting effects.182). If the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>. If you any printing effects. This also applies to [Brightness] and [Adjust levels] on page 182. Select the option on the upper right (circled in the screenshot). 180 . then press <0>. However. you can also adjust the printing effect (p. * When you change the printing effects. What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer.need not set necessary. go to step 5. Select the desired printing effect.

then press <0>. Set as desired. you can print another image using the same settings. If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p.183) has been applied. then press <0>. Select <I>. then press <0>. Select <R>. Depending on the image’s file size and image-recording quality. See the printer’s instruction manual to find out what the [Default] settings are. it may take some time for the printing to start after you select [Print]. then press <0>. (You cannot set the number of copies. Just select the image and press the <l> button.183) will not be applied.) Also. Set the number of copies. If image tilt correction (p. With Easy printing. then press <0>. With Easy printing. then select [OK]. the number of copies will always be 1. press <0> while [Stop] is displayed. all the settings will revert to the default. Set as necessary. 181 .wPrinting 5 Set the date and file number imprinting. it may take longer to print the image. The [Default] setting for printing effects and other options are the printer’s own default settings as set by the printer’s manufacturer. any trimming (p. 7 Start printing. the 6 SetSet asnumber of copies. Select [Print]. necessary. To stop the printing.144).

Effective in flash images where the subject has red eye. and [Color balance]. If you select [Clear all]. Brightness The image brightness can be adjusted. you can adjust the [Contrast]. Adjust levels When you select [Manual]. the red eye will be corrected for printing.wPrinting e Adjustment of Printing Effects In step 4 on page 180. press the <B> button to change the position of the <h>. all the printing effect settings will be reverted to the default. [Saturation]. What can be adjusted or what is displayed will depend on the selection made in step 4. Press the <U> key to freely adjust the shadow level (0 . The [kBrightener] and [Red-eye corr. kBrightener Effective in backlit conditions which can make the subject’s face look dark. When you select [Detail set. When [On] is set. [Color tone]. When [On] is set.255). B is for blue. press the <B> button. M is magenta. and G is green. The color in the respective direction will be corrected. You can then adjust the printing effect.127) or highlight level (128 . use the <S> keys. With the Adjust levels screen displayed. To adjust the [Color balance].]. When the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>.] effects will not show on the screen. you can change the histogram’s distribution and adjust the image’s brightness and contrast. 182 . Red-eye corr. select the printing effect. A is amber. the face will be brightened for printing.

Changing the trimming frame size When you press the <u> or <I> button. When you adjust the image tilt. 3 Press <0> to exit the trimming. The image area within the trimming frame will be printed. the size of the trimming frame will change.wPrinting Trimming the Image Tilt correction You can crop the image and print only the trimmed portion as if the image was recomposed. the trimming frame will toggle between the vertical and horizontal orientations. Image tilt correction By turning the <6> dial. the <O> icon on the screen will turn blue.5-degree increments. Rotating the frame Each time you press the <B> button. Moving the trimming frame Press the <S> key to move the frame over the image vertically or horizontally. 2 Set the trimming frame size. position. select [Trimming]. you may have to set the trimming again. and aspect ratio. The print setting screen will reappear. You can check the trimmed image area on the upper left of the print setting screen. Do the trimming right before printing. This enables you to create a vertical-oriented print from a horizontal image. If you set the trimming and then set the print settings. the larger the image magnification will be for printing. Move the trimming frame until it covers the desired image area. The smaller the trimming frame. 183 . you can adjust the image tilt angle up to ±10 degrees in 0. 1 On the print setting screen. The trimming frame’s aspect ratio can be changed with [Paper settings].

Paper Error Check whether the paper is properly loaded in the printer. After fixing the problem. and check the waste ink tank. an error message will appear on the camera’s LCD monitor. Handling Printer Errors If you resolve a printer error (no ink. The smaller you make the trimming frame. operate the buttons on the printer to resume printing. the grainier the picture will look on the print. Images taken with a different camera or images edited with a computer might not be printable. no paper. resume printing.wPrinting Depending on the printer. look at the camera’s LCD monitor. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. While trimming the image. For details on resuming the printing. If you look at the image on a TV screen. the trimmed image area might not be printed as you specified. 184 . Ink Error Check the printer’s ink level. Hardware Error Check for any printer problems other than paper and ink problems. etc. Error Messages If a problem occurs during printing. File Error The selected image cannot be printed via PictBridge.) and select [Continue] to resume printing but it does not resume. For details on how to fix a printing problem. the trimming frame might not be displayed accurately. Press <0> to stop printing. see the printer’s instruction manual.

then press <0>.].] 185 . then press <0>. then press <0>. Select the desired setting. 3 SetSet the [Print type].) Setting the Printing Options 1 Select [Print order]. [Print type] [Date] [File No. and file No. and [File No. the option as desired. imprinting. select [Print order].W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) You can set the print type. 2 Select [Set up]. Select [Set up]. then press <0>. date imprinting. [Date]. (They cannot be set individually for each image. Under the [3] tab. Select the option to be set. The print settings will be applied to all print-ordered images.

might not be imprinted depending on the print type setting and printer model. Next. With [Index] prints. on the print.] cannot be set to [On] at the same time. Date File number On Off On Off [On] imprints the recorded date on the print. Even if [Date] and [File No. depending on the image type.] are set to [On]. When printing with DPOF. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. If this happens with your printer.Image] or [All image] to order the images to be printed. you must use the card whose print order specifications have been set. 186 . Press the <7> button. both the [Date] and [File No. select [Sel. Do not insert into the camera a card whose print order was set by a different camera and then try to specify a print order. Prints both the standard and index prints. Or check with your photofinisher about compatibility when ordering prints. The print order may not work or may be overwritten. The print order screen will reappear.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print type K L K L Standard Prints one image on one sheet. the date or file No. RAW images and movies cannot be print ordered. Index Both Multiple thumbnail images are printed on one sheet. [On] imprints the file No. Also. Certain DPOF-compatible printers and photofinishers might not be able to print the images as you specified. It will not work if you just extract images from the card and try to print them. 4 Exit the setting. the print order may not be possible.

187 . If you specify more than this. the print order will be cleared for all the images in the card. To return to the single-image display. Even if you select “All image”. press the <I> button.Image Select and order images one by one. When using a PictBridge printer. If you select [Clear all on card]. print no more than 400 images for one print order. Quantity Total images selected Check mark Index icon All image If you select [Mark all on card]. [Index] Press the <V> key to checkmark the box <X> and the image will be included in the index print. press the <M> button to save the print order to the card. RAW images and movies will not be included in the print order. press the <u> button. one copy of all the images in the card will be set for printing. [Standard] [Both] Press the <V> key to set the number of copies to be printed for the displayed image. To display the three-image display.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print Ordering Sel. After completing the print order. all the images might not be printed.

(p. [Manual] cannot be selected. select [Resume]. 1 Prepare to print. If a problem occurs during printing. • When you set the index. select [Print order]. the card’s remaining capacity was low. 3 Select [Print]. • When you paused the printing. Under [Adjust levels].180) if necessary. 5 Select [OK]. If you stopped the printing and want to resume printing the remaining images. See page 176. [Print] will be displayed only if the camera is connected to the printer and printing is possible. 4 Set the [Paper settings]. you changed the paper setting before resuming the printing. Depending on the printer. Before printing. 188 . certain printers might imprint the date on the border. you changed the print order or deleted print-ordered images.178) Set the printing effects (p. be sure to set the paper size. 2 Under the [3] tab. Certain printers cannot imprint the file No. If [Bordered] is set.W Direct Printing with DPOF With a PictBridge printer. Follow the “Connecting the Camera to a Printer” procedure up to step 5. you can easily print images with DPOF. Note that printing will not resume if you stop the printing and any of the following occurs: • Before resuming the printing. see page 184. the date might look light if it is imprinted on a bright background or on the border.

Customizing the Camera You can customize various camera features to suit your picture-taking preferences. Custom Functions can be set and used only in Creative Zone modes. Zo ne 10 Cre at iv e 189 . You can do it with Custom Functions.

Custom Function No. (C. Repeat steps 2 and 3 if you want to set other Custom Functions. Press The screen for step 1 will reappear. select [Custom Functions (C. then press <0>.Fn)]. select [Clear all Custom Func. Function 2 Select the Customkey to select No.144). Press to select the setting (number). 4 Exit the the <M> button. then press <0>. Clearing All Custom Functions On the [7 Clear settings] menu. then press <0>. the current Custom Function settings are indicated below the respective function numbers.Fn)]. Press the <U> the Custom Function No.. 190 .3 Setting Custom FunctionsN 1 Select [Custom Functions (C. At the bottom of the screen.Fn)] to clear all the Custom Function settings (p. setting. the setting 3 Change the <V> keyas desired. Under the [7] tab.

195 k C.197 k k k The shaded Custom Functions do not work during Live View (LV) shooting.195 p.Fn II: Image 4 5 6 Long exposure noise reduction High ISO speed noise reduction Highlight tone priority p.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive 7 8 AF-assist beam firing Mirror lockup p.) 191 . (Settings are disabled. speed in Av mode p.194 p.194 k k k C.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN Custom Functions C.Fn IV: Operation/Others 9 10 11 12 Shutter/AE lock button Assign SET button LCD display when power ON Add image verification data p.192 A LV shooting k k k * The C.Fn I -1 setting will also be applied to movie shooting.196 p. C.Fn I: Exposure 1 2 3 Exposure level increments ISO expansion Flash sync.193 p.

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Custom Functions are organized into four groups based on the function type: C.Fn I: Exposure, C.Fn II: Image, C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive, C.Fn IV: Operation/Others.

C.Fn I: Exposure
C.Fn-1 Exposure level increments

0: 1/3-stop 1: 1/2-stop Sets 1/2-stop increments for the shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, AEB, flash exposure compensation, etc. Effective when you prefer to control the exposure in less fine increments than 1/3-stop increments.
The exposure level will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor as shown below.

C.Fn-2

ISO expansion

0: Off 1: On For the ISO speed, “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) will be selectable.

C.Fn-3

Flash sync. speed in Av (Aperture-priority AE) mode

0: Auto The flash sync speed is set automatically within a range of 1/200 sec. to 30 sec. to suit the scene’s brightness. 1: 1/200-1/60 sec. auto When flash is used with aperture-priority AE (f), this prevents a slow flash-sync speed from being set automatically in low-light conditions. It is effective for preventing subject blur and camera shake. However, while the subject will be properly exposed with the flash, the background will come out dark. 2: 1/200 sec. (fixed) The flash-sync speed is fixed to 1/200 sec. This more effectively prevents subject blur and camera shake than with setting 1. However, the background may come out darker than with setting 1.

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When 1 or 2 is set, high-speed sync cannot be used with an external Speedlite.

C.Fn II: Image
C.Fn-4 Long exposure noise reduction

0: Off 1: Auto For 1 sec. or longer exposures, noise reduction is performed automatically if noise typical of long exposures is detected. This [Auto] setting is effective in most cases. 2: On Noise reduction is performed for all exposures of 1 sec. or longer. The [On] setting may be effective for noise that cannot be detected or reduced with the [Auto] setting.
With setting 1 and 2, after the picture is taken, the noise reduction process may take the same amount of time as the exposure. You cannot take another picture until the noise reduction process is completed. At ISO 1600 and higher, noise might be more pronounced with setting 2 than with setting 0 or 1. With setting 2, if a long exposure is shot during Live View display, “BUSY” will be displayed during the noise reduction process. The Live View display will not appear until the noise reduction is completed. (You cannot take another picture.)

C.Fn-5

High ISO speed noise reduction

Reduces the noise generated in the image. Although noise reduction is applied at all ISO speeds, it is particularly effective at high ISO speeds. At low ISO speeds, the noise in the shadow areas is further reduced. Change the setting to suit the noise level. 0: Standard 1: Low 2: Strong 3: Disable
With setting 2, the maximum burst for continuous shooting will greatly decrease.

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C.Fn-6

Highlight tone priority

0: Disable 1: Enable Improves the highlight detail. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother.
With setting 1, the [Disable] setting automatically takes effect for the Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) and it cannot be changed. With setting 1, noise may become slightly more pronounced than usual. With setting 1, the settable ISO speed range will be 200 - 6400. Also, the <A> icon will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder when highlight tone priority is enabled.

C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive
C.Fn-7 AF-assist beam firing

The AF-assist beam can be emitted by the camera’s built-in flash or by an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite. 0: Enable 1: Disable The AF-assist beam is not emitted. 2: Enable external flash only If an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite is attached, it will emit the AFassist beam when necessary. The camera’s built-in flash will not fire the AF-assist beam. 3: IR AF assist beam only Among EOS-dedicated Speedlites, only those which have an infrared AF-assist beam will be able to emit the beam. This prevents any Speedlite which uses a series of small flashes (like the built-in flash) from firing the AF-assist beam.
If the external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite’s [AF-assist beam firing] Custom Function is set to [Disabled], the Speedlite will not emit the AF-assist beam even if the camera’s C.Fn-7-0/2/3 is set.

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C.Fn-8

Mirror lockup

0: Disable 1: Enable Prevents camera vibrations caused by the reflex mirror action which can disturb shooting with super telephoto lenses or close-up (macro) shooting. See page 106 for the mirror lockup procedure.

C.Fn IV: Operation/Others
C.Fn-9 Shutter/AE lock button

0: AF/AE lock 1: AE lock/AF Convenient when you want to focus and meter separately. Press the <A> button to autofocus, and press the shutter button halfway to apply AE lock. 2: AF/AF lock, no AE lock In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to stop the AF operation momentarily. This prevents the AF from being thrown off by any obstacle passing between the camera and subject. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. 3: AE/AF, no AE lock This is useful for subjects which keep moving and stopping repeatedly. In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to start or stop the AI Servo AF operation. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. Thus, the optimum focusing and exposure will always be achieved as you wait for the decisive moment.
When 1 or 3 is set, pressing the Remote Switch (p.205) halfway will not work.

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C.Fn-10

Assign SET button

You can assign a frequently-used function to <0>. Press <0> when the camera is shooting-ready. 0: Normal (disabled) 1: Image quality Press <0> to display the image-recording quality setting screen on the LCD monitor. Press the <S> key to select the image-recording quality, then press <0>. 2: Flash exposure compensation When you press <0>, the flash exposure compensation setting screen will appear. 3: LCD monitor On/Off Assigns the same function as the <B> button. 4: Menu display Assigns the same function as the <M> button. 5: ISO speed Assigns the same function as the <Z> button.

C.Fn-11

LCD display when power ON

0: Display on When the power switch is turned on, the shooting settings will be displayed (p.44). 1: Previous display status If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was off, the shooting settings will not be displayed when you turn on the camera again. This helps to save battery power. The menu screens and image playback will still be displayed when used. If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was on, the shooting settings will be displayed when you turn on the camera again.

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Fn-12 Add image verification data 0: Disable 1: Enable Data for verifying whether the image is original or not is appended to the image automatically. the <L> icon will appear. The images are not compatible with the image encryption/decryption features of Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3. 197 .173). When the shooting information of an image appended with the verification data is displayed (p. the Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 (sold separately) is required. To verify whether the image is original.3 Custom Function SettingsN C.

press the <M> button. [Delete item/items] deletes one item at a time. then press <0>.3 Registering My MenuN Under the My Menu tab. Display from My Menu When [Enable] is set. the [9] tab will be displayed first when you display the menu screen. Under the [9] tab. then Select press <0>. 2 Select [Register to My Menu]. then Select [Register to My press <0>. 1 Select [My Menu settings]. 198 . With [z] displayed. On the confirmation dialog. press the <V> key to change the order. select [OK] and press <0> to register the item. To return to the screen in step 2. 3 Registerthe item to be registered. select [My Menu settings]. the desired items. you can register up to six menu options and Custom Functions whose settings you change frequently. Menu]. Delete item/items and Delete all items You can delete any of the registered items. and [Delete all items] deletes all items. Then press <0>. Select [Sort] and select the item whose order you want to change. You can register up to six items in My Menu. then press <0>. About My Menu settings Sort You can change the order of the registered items in My Menu.

Enter up to 63 alphanumeric characters and symbols. option.] to check the copyright information currently set. 4 Exit theentering the text. 3 Enter text.3 Setting Copyright InformationN When you set the copyright information. it will be appended to the image as Exif information. 1 Select [Copyright information]. Select [Delete copyright information] to delete the copyright information currently set. then press <0>.“Text Entry Procedure” on Refer to the next page and enter the copyright information. press the After <M> button to exit. 2 Select the desiredkey to select either Press the <V> [Enter author’s name] or [Enter copyright details]. Select [Display copyright info. 199 . setting. then press <0>. select [Copyright information]. Under the [7] tab. The text entry screen will appear.

3 Setting Copyright InformationN Text Entry Procedure Changing the entry area Press the <Q> button to toggle between the top and bottom entry areas. 200 . press the <B> button to return to the screen in step 2. press the <M> button to return to the screen in step 2. Moving the cursor Press the <U> key to move the cursor. Exiting After completing the text entry. Entering text In the bottom area. then press <0> to enter it. Canceling the text entry To cancel the text entry. Deleting a character Press the <L> button to delete a character. press the <S> key to select a character. You can also enter the copyright information with EOS Utility (provided software).

system accessories. The back of this chapter also has an index to make it easier to look up needed information.Reference This chapter provides reference information for camera features. 11 201 . etc.

202 . focus an object at the same distance as the subject and lock the focus before recomposing (p. solid-color walls.) Near and far subjects covered by an AF point (Example: Animal in a cage. AF will not be possible (except Live mode/u Live mode AF). If an Extender (sold separately) is attached and the maximum aperture of the lens is f/5. For situations where AF can fail to achieve focus with Live mode/u Live mode AF.) In such cases. (2) Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and focus manually. etc.) Repetitive patterns (Example: Skyscraper windows. etc. see page 117.When Autofocus Fails Autofocus can fail to achieve focus (the focus confirmation light <o> blinks) with certain subjects such as the following: Subjects difficult to focus Very low-contrast subjects (Example: Blue sky. For details. etc. see the Extender’s instruction manual. do one of the following: (1) With One-Shot AF.) Subjects in very low light Extremely backlit or reflective subjects (Example: Car with a highly reflective body.6 or smaller (larger f/number). etc. computer keyboards.48).

the DC Connect the cord’s plug to Coupler. the DC cord. 1 Connect the power cord. Do not connect or disconnect the power cord while the camera’s power switch is set to <1>. 2 Connect the DC Coupler. you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not worry about the battery level. After using the camera. Close the cover. the DC Open the cover and insert Coupler until it locks in place. 3 Insert the DC Coupler. unplug the power plug from the power outlet. Connect the power cord as shown in the illustration. 4 Push in the DC cord hole cover and Open install the cord as shown.Using a Household Power Outlet With the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately). 203 .

try to keep the camera away from fluorescent light sources.4 feet from the camera. During wireless remote control. delay.71). Camera misoperation may occur near certain types of fluorescent lights. When focus is achieved. 204 . Remote control sensor Set the self-timer to <Q> (p. The remote controller RC-1/RC-5 (sold separately) can also be used. Point the remote controller toward the camera’s remote control sensor and press the transmit button. the self-timer lamp will light and the picture will be taken.Remote Control Shooting Remote Controller RC-6 (Sold separately) This remote controller enables you to take pictures wirelessly up to about 5 meters/16. The camera will autofocus. You can either shoot immediately or use a 2-sec.

205 . attaching the eyepiece cover is unnecessary. use the eyepiece cover (p.0 feet cord and enables you to press the shutter button halfway or completely.Remote Control Shooting Remote Switch RS-60E3 (Sold separately) This remote switch has a 60 cm/2. During Live View shooting and movie shooting. 2 Attach the eyepiece cover down into Slide the the eyepiece groove to attach it.23) attached to the camera strap. To prevent this. Push the bottom of the eyecup upward. 1 Remove the eyecup. light entering the eyepiece can throw off the exposure. It connects to the camera’s remote control terminal. eyepiece cover. Using the Eyepiece Cover If you take a picture without looking at the viewfinder.

the flash will fire at full output only.] to be set. In other words. almost all the autoflash control is done by the camera.] can be set for [External flash func. only [Flash exp. the flash exposure compensation icon displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor will change from y to . When an EX-series Speedlite (sold separately) is attached to the camera. see the EX-series Speedlite’s instruction manual. This camera is a Type-A camera that can use all the features of EX-series Speedlites. comp] and [E-TTL II meter. For detailed instructions. 206 .) If flash exposure compensation is set with the external Speedlite.External Speedlites EOS-dedicated. Shoe-mount Speedlites Macro Lites With an EX-series Speedlite not compatible with flash function settings (p. If the flash metering mode is set to TTL autoflash with the Speedlite’s Custom Function. setting]. (Certain EX-series Speedlites also enable [Shutter sync. EX-series Speedlites Basically operates like a built-in flash for easy operation. it is like a high-output flash attached externally in place of the built-in flash.147).

the flash can be fired at full output only. Using Non-Canon Flash Units Sync Speed The camera can synchronize with compact. It might not fire. non-Canon flash units at 1/200 sec. Set the camera’s shooting mode to <a> (manual exposure) or <f> (aperture-priority AE) and adjust the aperture setting before shooting. When using a Speedlite which has manual flash mode. 207 . If the camera is used with a flash unit or flash accessory dedicated to another camera brand. Cautions for Live View shooting A non-Canon flash will not fire during Live View shooting. shoot in the manual flash mode. Be sure to test the flash unit beforehand to make sure it synchronizes properly with the camera. the camera may not operate properly and malfunction may result. Do not attach a high-voltage flash unit on the camera’s hot shoe. or slower.External Speedlites Canon Speedlites other than the EX-series With an EZ/E/EG/ML/TL-series Speedlite set in TTL or A-TTL autoflash mode.

4 Display the connection information. then press <0>. set [Enable]. This menu is displayed only when an Eye-Fi card has been loaded in the camera. automatic transmission will not occur even with the Eye-Fi card loaded (Transmission status icon I). [Eye-Fi Under the [5] tab. you can automatically transfer captured images to a personal computer or upload them to an online service via a wireless LAN. 3 Enable the Eye-Fi[Eye-Fi trans. then press <0>. use of the card is not permitted.]. (p.Using Eye-Fi Cards With a commercially-available Eye-Fi card already set up. In case of an issue with an Eye-Fi card. This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions (including wireless transfer). If it is unclear whether the card has been approved for use in the area. transmission. please check with the card manufacturer. 1 Insert an Eye-Fi card. Select [Connection info. select settings]. The image transfer is a function of the Eye-Fi card. then press <0>. To set up. Also note that an approval is required to use Eye-Fi cards in many countries or regions.] to Press <0>. 208 . If you set [Disable]. refer to the EyeFi card’s instruction manual or inquire the card’s manufacturer. use the card and to troubleshoot any image transfer problems.31) 2 Select [Eye-Fi settings]. please check with the card manufacturer. Without approval.

Check that an access point is displayed for [Access point SSID:]. During the image transfer. Cautions for Using Eye-Fi Cards If “J” is displayed. The picture is transferred and the <H> icon switches from gray (Not connected) to the icons below. Depending on the wireless LAN’s connection conditions. see the card’s instruction manual. Press the <M> button three times to exit the menu. 209 . 6 Take the picture. H (Blinking) Connecting : Connecting with access point. Turn the camera off and on again. airports. H ( ) Transferring : Image transmission to access point in progress. the image transfer may take longer or might be interrupted. In hospitals. You can also check the Eye-Fi card’s MAC address and firmware version. For transferred images. Because of the transmission function. Transmission status icon H (Gray) Not connected : No connection with access point.Using Eye-Fi Cards 5 Check the [Access point SSID:]. For details. remove the Eye-Fi card from the camera.58). If the image transfer does not work. The battery power will be consumed faster. H (Displayed) Connected : Connection to access point established. it may still transmit a signal. is displayed in the detailed information display (p. auto power off will not take effect. the Eye-Fi card may become hot. Even if [Eye-Fi trans. check the Eye-Fi card and personal computer settings. an error occured whil eretrieving the card information.] is set to [Disable]. and other places where wireless transmissions are prohibited.

Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes o: Set automatically k: User selectable Basic Zone Mode Dial JPEG RAW RAW + 73 ISO speed AF Auto Manual Standard Portrait Picture Style Landscape Neutral Faithful Monochrome User Defined Auto WB White balance Preset WB Custom WB WB correction WB bracketing o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o : Not selectable Movie shooting Creative Zone 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o k Auto Lighting Optimizer o Peripheral illumination correction Long exposure noise reduction 210 Quality Stills k k*1 k k k k k k k k k k k k o o k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o k k k k One-Shot AI Servo AI Focus Auto AF o point selection Manual AF-assist beam o o k k k .

*3: Refers to “(3) Adjusting the picture brightness” function on page 56. *5: On the movie shooting mode menu. 211 . [Remote control] can be set. *4: For autoexposure only. *2: Refers to “(2) Blurring/sharpening the background” function on page 56.Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes Basic Zone Mode Dial Evaluative Metering mode Exposure Drive Built-in flash Color space Partial Spot Center-weighted average Creative Zone Movie shooting 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k*2 k 3 k* k k k k k k k k Program shift Exposure compensation k k k k k k k k k k*4 AEB AE lock Depth-of-field preview Single Continuous Self-timer/ Remote control k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k* 4 Stills k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o k k k k k k o k o k o k k k k k k k k k k k k*3 k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k* 5 Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous k Auto Manual Flash off o k o k k k k k k o o Red-eye reduction k FE lock Flash exposure compensation sRGB Adobe RGB Live View shooting *1: For manual exposure only.

[y] Shooting 3. 212 . [7] Set-up 3. 2. / 8 sec. / 4 sec. 1. and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. / Hold Enable / Disable Disable / Enable Flash firing / Built-in flash function setting / External flash function setting / External flash C.Menu Settings 1 Shooting 1 (Red) Quality Beep Release shutter without card Image review Peripheral illumination correction Red-eye reduction Flash control 73 / 83 / 74 / 84 / 76 / 86 / 1+73 / 1 Enable / Disable Enable / Disable Off / 2 sec.Fn setting / Clear external flash C. 3 89 103 86 99 101 102 96 75 91 94 The [2] Shooting 2. Shaded menu options are not displayed in Basic Zone modes.Fn setting Page 72 138 138 138 104 65 147 2 Shooting 2 (Red) Exposure compensation/AEB Auto Lighting Optimizer Metering mode Custom White Balance WB Shift/BKT Color space Picture Style 1/3-stop increments. ±5 stops (AEB: ±2 stops) Disable / Low / Standard / Strong q/w/r/e Manual setting of white balance WB correction: White balance correction WB-BKT: White balance bracketing sRGB / Adobe RGB PStandard / QPortrait / RLandscape / SNeutral / UFaithful / VMonochrome / WUser Def.

/ Off OnPD / OnD / Off Initialize and erase data in the card Continuous / Auto reset / Manual reset Enable / Disable Select the background color Eye-Fi transmission: Disable / Enable Connection information 139 142 42 140 146 146 208 * Displayed only when an Eye-Fi card is used. / 15 min.Menu Settings y Shooting 3 (Red) Dust Delete Data ISO Auto Obtains data to be used to erase dust spots Max. 800 / Max. / 8 min. / 2 min. / 4 min. 3200 / Max. 1600 / Max. 400 / Max. 6400 Page 151 63 3 Playback 1 (Blue) Protect images Rotate Erase images Print order Slide show Erase-protect images Rotate vertical images Erase images Specify images to be printed (DPOF) Select the images and set the Display time and Repeat settings for automatic playback 170 159 171 185 165 4 Playback 2 (Blue) Histogram Image jump w/6 Ctrl over HDMI Brightness / RGB 1 image / 10 images / 100 images / Date / Movies / Stills Disable / Enable 174 157 168 5 Set-up 1 (Yellow) Auto power off Auto rotate Format File numbering LCD auto off Screen color Eye-Fi settings* 30 sec. / 1 min. 213 .

Clear all camera settings / Clear all Custom Func.) Select the interface language NTSC / PAL Auto cleaning: Enable / Disable Clean now Clean manually Live View shooting / Grid display / Metering timer / AF mode Page 139 29 30 169 150 153 108 7 Set-up 3 (Yellow) Custom Functions (C. min.Menu Settings 6 Set-up 2 (Yellow) LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Sensor cleaning Live View function settings Seven brightness levels provided Set the date (year.. sec.Fn) For updating the firmware 9 My Menu (Green) My Menu settings Register frequently-used menu items and Custom Functions 198 214 . day) and time (hour.Fn) Customize camera functions as desired 190 199 144 – Display copyright information / Enter author’s Copyright information name / Enter copyright details / Delete copyright information Clear settings Firmware Ver. (C. month.

Flash control • [2]: Metering mode.]. The following menu items will not be displayed: • [1]: Red-eye reduction. no AE lock Disable / Enable Page 131 132 132 133 133 o Movie 2 (Red) Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority* Auto / Manual Off / Grid 1l / Grid 2m 4 sec. Under the [2] tab. / 30 sec.Menu Settings Movie Shooting Mode Menu n Movie 1 (Red) Movie recording size AF mode AF during k kShutter/AE lock button Remote control 1920x1080 (6 / 5 / 4) / 1280x720 (8 / 7) / 640x480 (8 / 7) / Crop 640x480 (8 / 7) Live mode / u Live mode / Quick mode Disable / Enable AF/AE lock / AE lock/AF / AF/AF lock. / 10 min. [7] Set-up 3. comp./AEB] option will become [Exposure comp. On / Off Disable / Enable 134 134 134 134 134 * Displayed only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual]. / 30 min. About the menu screen in movie shooting mode The [n] Movie 1 and [o] Movie 2 screens (tabs) are displayed only in the movie shooting mode. and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) will not be displayed. no AE lock / AE/AF. Live View function settings 215 . / 16 sec. The [y] Shooting 3. the [Expo. WB Shift/BKT. Color space • [5]: LCD auto off. / 1 min. Screen color • [6]: Sensor cleaning.

System Map ST-E2 270EX 430EX II 580EX II Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15ll Bundled Accessories Rubber Frame Ef E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lenses Wide Strap EW-100DB lll Eyecup Ef Angle Finder C AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 Semi Hard Case EH19-L Battery Pack LP-E8 Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E DC Coupler DR-E8 Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 Battery Grip BG-E8 Battery Magazine BGM-E8L for two LP-E8 battery packs Battery Magazine BGM-E8A for size-AA/LR6 batteries 216 .

System Map Remote Controller RC-6 Remote Switch RS-60E3 EF lenses External microphone EF-S lenses HDMI Cable HTC-100 Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST TV/Video EOS DIGITAL EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk Software Instruction Manuals Disk Interface Cable PictBridge-compatible printer Interface Cable IFC-200U/500U Computer USB port Windows 7 Windows Vista Windows XP Mac OS X PC card slot Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 Card reader SD memory card/ SDHC memory card/ SDXC memory card PCMCIA adapter 217 .

contact your dealer or nearest Canon Service Center. When the image recording is completed. If the power is cut off while an image is being recorded to the card. Press the <B> button (p. The battery charger’s lamp blinks. first refer to this Troubleshooting Guide.26). The access lamp still blinks even when the power switch is set to <2>. If this happens. disconnect the charger’s power plug from the power outlet and remove the battery pack.Troubleshooting Guide If a problem occurs. If this Troubleshooting Guide does not resolve the problem.24). Make sure the battery compartment cover is closed (p.31). Make sure the card slot cover is closed (p. Recharge the battery (p. Attach the battery pack to the charger again and wait a while before connecting the charger to a power outlet again. If there is a problem with the battery charger.44). the access lamp will still continue to light/blink for a few seconds. The battery is not properly installed in the camera (p. The camera does not operate even when the power switch is set to <1>.26). 218 . the power will turn off automatically. the protective circuit will stop the charging operation and the charge lamp will blink in orange. Power-Related Problems The battery cannot be recharged with the battery charger provided. Do not recharge any battery pack other than a genuine Canon Battery Pack LP-E8.

69). If the lens has an Image Stabilizer. The image is out of focus.31. The camera turns off by itself. Auto power off is in effect. the LCD monitor will still turn off after the camera is idle for 30 min.107. If you try to focus in One-Shot AF mode while the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder blinks. 123). the number of possible shots will decrease. set the IS switch to <1>.24). 219 . Press the <B> button to turn on the LCD monitor. To prevent camera shake. Use a fully-charged battery pack (p.36. Purchase a new one.Troubleshooting Guide The battery becomes exhausted quickly. Even if [5 Auto power off] has been set to [Off]. Shooting-Related Problems No images can be shot nor recorded.37.33). If you do not want auto power off to take effect. 171). The rechargeable battery pack performance will degrade over repeated use. The card is not properly inserted (p. If the card is full. press the shutter button gently (p.31). set [5 Auto power off] to [Off]. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF> (p. a picture cannot be taken. Slide the card’s write-protect switch to the Write/Erase setting (p. Press the shutter button halfway again to focus. If you use Live View shooting or shoot movies for a prolonged period (p. replace the card or delete unnecessary images to make room (p. or focus manually (p.31). 37).

if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable]. Under the [7 Custom Functions (C.134).Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync. or [Disable]. When I use the <f> mode with flash. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable]. then the Auto Lighting Optimizer can be set (p. see page 42 or 224. If a card error message is displayed. the Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set. the maximum burst during continuous shooting will greatly decrease (p.). This also applies to movie shooting (p. set the [7 Custom Functions (C.192). When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable]. speed in Av mode] to 1 or 2 (p.193). [Low]. the shutter speed becomes slow.Troubleshooting Guide The card cannot be used. the shutter speed becomes slow automatically (slow-sync shooting) so that both the subject and background are properly exposed. Set the [7 Custom Functions (C. If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be set. ISO 100 cannot be set. The maximum burst during continuous shooting is lower.Fn)] menu. the file size will be larger and the actual maximum burst might be lower than the number mentioned on page 72. The Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set.194). When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable]. If it is set to [Strong]. etc. ISO 100 cannot be set. Under the [7 Custom Functions (C. ISO 100 can be set (p. This also applies to movie shooting (p. If you shoot at night when the background is dark.194).Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] to [Standard].Fn)] menu. If you shoot something that has fine detail (field of grass. 220 .134).

The movie shooting terminates by itself.. When a movie is played. The built-in flash’s pop-up mechanism moves slightly.135). see the card manufacturer’s Web site. 59 sec. Use an SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or faster card. The camera makes a noise when it is shaken. If you shoot continuously with the built-in flash at short intervals. camera operation noise can be heard. If the card’s writing speed is slow. If the movie file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie recording time reaches 29 min.Troubleshooting Guide The built-in flash does not fire. To find out the card’s read/write speed. If you use flash. This is normal. the flash might stop operating to protect the flash unit. movie shooting will stop automatically. etc. the shutter will make two sounds each time you shoot (p.109). The shutter makes two shooting sounds during Live View shooting. 221 . Using an external microphone (commercially available) is recommended (p. movie shooting may stop automatically. the respective operation noise will also be recorded. If you operate the camera’s dials or lens during movie shooting.

use a soft cloth to clean it. If the image has been protected. Set the color space to sRGB.40). It will return to normal at room temperature. If you use a card which already has images recorded. The menu screen shows few tabs and options. the first character will be an underscore (p. If Adobe RGB is set. 222 . certain tabs and menu options are not displayed. it cannot be erased (p.170). the file numbering might start from the last image in the card (p. If the LCD monitor is dirty.96). Set the shooting mode to a Creative Zone mode (p. The image cannot be erased. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or might look black.140). In Basic Zone modes and in movie shooting mode. In low or high temperatures. The file numbering does not start from 0001.Troubleshooting Guide Display & Operation Problems The LCD monitor does not display a clear image. The file name’s first character is an underscore (“_MG_”).

and transfer the images to your computer using EOS Utility (provided software). 169).169). connect your camera and computer with the provided interface cable. The card reader does not detect the card.180). [Eye-Fi Settings] will only appear when the Eye-Fi card is inserted in the camera. Use the AV cable that came with the camera (p. The [Eye-Fi Settings] menu item does not appear. In such a case.Troubleshooting Guide The shooting date and time displayed is incorrect. No image appears on the TV screen.167. or disable Eye-Fi card transmission when the tab is in the locked position.214). 223 . What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer. Depending on the card reader and computer OS used. Printing-Related Problems There are fewer printing effects than listed in the instruction manual. If the Eye-Fi card has a write-protect tab. Make sure the AV cable or HDMI cable’s plug is inserted all the way in (p. Set the video OUT system (NTSC/PAL) to the same video system as the TV set (p. The correct date and time has not been set (p. you will not be able to check the card’s connection status. SDXC cards might not be correctly detected. This instruction manual lists all the printing effects available (p.29).

or use a Canon lens (p. 50. 40. 80 again. Error Message & Solution Communications between the camera and lens is faulty. Replace card. Turn the camera off and on again. If there is a problem with the camera. Operate the power switch (p. 01 02 05 224 . Cannot save images because card is full. on again or re-install the battery. Follow the onscreen instructions.31. or format the card (p. erase unnecessary images. 10. 04 Replace the card. Clean the lens contacts. Countermeasures No.27). Turn the camera off and 30. Operate the power switch. Turn the camera off and on again. Card cannot be accessed. and contact your nearest Canon Service Center. 171. 42). 16). Shooting is not possible due to an error. Clean the electrical contacts on the camera and lens and use a Canon lens (p.27). 60. Reinsert/change card or format card with camera. 42).27. Remove and insert the card again. 26) * If the error still persists. 20.13. 06 Sensor cleaning is not possible.31. write down the error No. The built-in flash could not be raised. Operate the power switch (p. an error message will appear. remove and install the battery pack 70. or format the card (p. replace the card.Error Codes Error No.

3 x 14.9 mm Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses) (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx.6 times the lens focal length) Canon EF mount CMOS sensor Approx.00 megapixels 3:2 Auto.50 megapixels (2592 x 1728) RAW : Approx. 17. Preset (Daylight. Faithful. 8. 18.3 Auto.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Standard. Manual. Dust Delete Data appending Design rule for Camera File System 2. SDXC memory card 22. single-lens reflex. Cloudy. SDHC memory card. 17. Custom White balance correction and white balance bracketing features provided * Color temperature information transmission enabled Applicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots Auto Lighting Optimizer Provided Provided Lens mount: • Image Sensor Type: Effective pixels: Aspect ratio: Dust delete feature: • Recording System Recording format: Image type: Recorded pixels: • Image Processing Picture Style: White balance: Noise reduction: Automatic image brightness correction: Highlight tone priority: Lens peripheral illumination correction: 225 . Landscape. White fluorescent light. AF/AE camera with built-in flash SD memory card.0 JPEG. Monochrome.Specifications • Type Type: Recording media: Image sensor size: Compatible lenses: Digital.00 megapixels (3456 x 2304) Small : Approx. 1. User Def. Neutral. 4. Shade. Tungsten light. 1 . Portrait.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Medium : Approx. Flash). RAW (14-bit Canon original) RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording possible Large : Approx.

Night Portrait.or 1/2-stop increments AE lock: Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved Manual: By AE lock button 226 . depth-of-field AE. aperture-priority AE. Manual focusing (MF) Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash • Exposure Control Metering modes: 63-zone TTL full-aperture metering • Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point) • Partial metering (approx.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. 9% of viewfinder at center) • Spot metering (approx. Program).0 . 4% of viewfinder at center) • Center-weighted average metering Metering range: EV 1 .18 (at 23°C/73°F.3200 set automatically (Recommended Creative Zone modes: ISO 100 . Portrait.6400 Auto. AI Servo AF. 19 mm (From eyepiece lens center at -1 m-1) Built-in dioptric adjustment: -3. AI Focus AF.Specifications • Viewfinder Type: Eye-level pentamirror Coverage: Vertical/Horizontal approx.0 m-1 (dpt) Focusing screen: Fixed.5 . Precision Matte Mirror: Quick-return type Depth-of-field preview: Provided • Autofocus Type: AF points: Metering range: Focus modes: AF-assist beam: TTL secondary image-registration. shutter-priority AE. manual exposure ISO speed: Basic Zone modes: ISO 100 . 0. Flash Off.4 USM lens. Close-up. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (Full Auto. phase detection 9 AF points EV -0. 95% Magnification: Approx. ISO 100) One-Shot AF. Creative Auto. or ISO speed expanded to ISO 12800 Exposure compensation: Manual and AEB (Settable in combination with manual exposure compensation) Settable amount: ±5 stops in 1/3. Landscape.6400 (in whole-stop exposure index) increments).87x (-1 m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity) Eye point: Approx.+1. Sports. ISO 100 .

continuous shooting. burst: JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. Max. External flash: EX-series Speedlite (Flash functions settable with the camera) Flash metering: E-TTL II autoflash Flash exposure compensation: ±2 stops in 1/3. self-timer with 10sec.7 shots/sec. 3. X-sync at 1/200 sec. 3 sec.or 1/2-stop increments FE lock: Provided PC terminal: None Built-in flash: • Drive System Single shooting. Face detection Live mode (Contrast detection) Quick mode (Phase-difference detection) Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible) Evaluative metering with the image sensor EV 0 . bulb (Total shutter speed range. 1/4000 sec. focal-plane shutter 1/4000 sec.. Available range varies by shooting mode. auto pop-up flash Guide No. (Full Auto mode). Drive mode: • Live View Shooting Focusing: Live mode. 3 shots * Figures are based on Canon’s testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) using a 4GB card. in meters/feet) Flash coverage: 17mm lens angle of view Recycling time approx. or 2-sec. 34 shots RAW: Approx.) • Flash Retractable.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. ISO 100) Two types Metering modes: Metering range: Grid display: 227 . delay and 10-sec.: 13/43 (ISO 100. delay with continuous shooting Continuous shooting speed: Max.Specifications • Shutter Type: Shutter speeds: Electronically-controlled. approx. to 1/60 sec.4 USM lens. to 30 sec. 6 shots RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: Approx.

7 cm (3 inches) with approx. ISO auto Sound recording: Built-in monaural microphone External stereo microphone terminal provided Grid display: Two types • LCD Monitor Type: Monitor size and dots: Coverage: Brightness adjustment: Interface language: TFT color liquid-crystal monitor 7. 165 MB/min. 330 MB/min.264 Variable (average) bit rate Audio recording format: Linear PCM Recording format: MOV Recording size and frame rate: 1920x1080 (Full HD) : 30p/25p/24p 1280x720 (HD) : 60p/50p 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p Crop 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p * 30p: 29.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1.94 fps.6400 (in whole-stop increments).04 million dots Approx. 1280x720 (60p/50p) : Approx.00 fps. 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx. 24p: 23. Focusing: Same as focusing with Live View shooting Metering modes: Center-weighted average and evaluative metering with the image sensor * Automatically set by the focusing mode Metering range: EV 0 .6400 With manual exposure: Manually settable within ISO 100 . 330 MB/min.00 fps File size: 1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p) : Approx. 50p: 50. 25p: 25. 60p: 59. 165 MB/min. 1.97 fps. 100% Manual (7 levels) 25 228 .Specifications • Movie Shooting Movie compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (exposure compensation possible) for movies and manual exposure ISO speed: With autoexposure shooting: Automatically set within ISO 100 .976 fps. Crop 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx.4 USM lens.

size-AA/LR6 batteries can be used With viewfinder shooting: Approx. by stills Highlight alert: Overexposed highlights blink Movie playback: Enabled (LCD monitor. approx. 150 shots at 0°C/32°F Battery life: (Based on CIPA testing standards) 229 . detailed info. image rotate possible Zoom magnification: Approx. stereo mini-jack Remote control terminal: For Remote Switch RS-60E3 Wireless remote control: Remote Controller RC-6 • Power Source Battery: Battery Pack LP-E8 (Quantity 1) * AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 * With Battery Grip BG-E8 attached. 9-image index. Single image + Info (Basic info. histogram). video/audio OUT. jump by 10 or 100 images.5mm dia. 180 shots at 23°C/73°F. 4-image index.Specifications • Image Playback Image display formats: Single image. 440 shots at 23°C/73°F. by shooting date. HDMI OUT) Built-in speaker • Direct Printing Compatible printers: Printable images: Print ordering: PictBridge-compatible printers JPEG and RAW images DPOF Version 1. CEC-compatible External microphone IN terminal: 3.10x Image browsing methods: Single image. 1.1 compatible 12 Provided Entry and inclusion possible • Custom Functions Custom Functions: My Menu registration: Copyright information: • Interface Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal: Analog video (Compatible with NTSC/PAL)/stereo audio output For personal computer communication and direct printing (Hi-Speed USB equivalent) HDMI mini OUT terminal: Type C (Auto switching of resolution).5x . 400 shots at 0°C/32°F With Live View shooting: Approx. by movie. approx.

Weight: Approx.8 x 97.40°C / 32°F .40°C / 43°F .8 oz.5 x 0.8 x 3.240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8.1 x 3.104°F Working humidity: 85% or less • Battery Pack LP-E8 Type: Rated voltage: Battery capacity: Working temperature range: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery 7.4 V DC / 720mA 6°C . 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 . (CIPA testing standards) Approx. Approx. • Battery Charger LC-E8 Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx.5 mm / 2.5 x 75.Specifications • Dimensions and Weight Dimensions (W x H x D): 128. 82 g / 2. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 . 52 g / 1. Weight: Approx. 475 g / 16.7 x 1.9 oz.4 x 55.0 in.1 x 3.240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8.104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87.2 mm / 1.9 oz.8 oz.7 oz.5 mm / 2. • Battery Charger LC-E8E 230 .104°F Working humidity: 85% or less Dimensions (W x H x D): 37.1 x 15. Approx. Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx.4 in.104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87.40°C / 43°F .1 x 3.2 in. 530 g / 18. 82 g / 2. (body only) • Operation Environment Working temperature range: 0°C .104°F During shooting: 0°C .4 in.7 x 1.40°C / 32°F .3 mm / 5.2 V DC 1120 mAh During charging: 6°C .4 V DC / 720mA 6°C .40°C / 43°F .6 x 2.

23°20’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ .0 oz.11°30’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ .0 in. diameter x length: 75. (75 x 112 mm / 3.8 in. Weight: Approx. Hood: EW-60C (sold separately) Case: LP814 (sold separately) • EF-S 18-135mm f/3.1 oz. 455 g / 16. 231 .4 in.Specifications • EF-S 18-55mm f/3.0 x 4.27°50’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ .3 .48 ft. diameter x length: 68.36 Closest focusing distance: 0.36 Closest focusing distance*: At 18mm focal length: 0.2.8 in.25 m / 0.6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ . magnification: 0. field of view) * Distance from image sensor plane Max. (From image sensor plane) Max. If a problem occurs with a non-Canon lens attached to the camera.15°40’ Lens construction: 11 elements in 9 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 . field of view) At 135mm focal length: 0.45 m / 1.6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ .) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 58 mm Lens cap: E-58 Max.34x (at 55 mm) Field of view: 207 x 134 . Hood: EW-73B (sold separately) Case: LP1116 (sold separately) All specifications above are based on Canon’s testing standards.6 x 1.21x (at 135mm) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 67 mm Lens cap: E-67U Max.61 ft. Product specifications and the exterior are subject to change without notice.25 m / 0. consult the respective lens maker.8 in.9 x 19.5-5. Weight: Approx.82 ft.1 x 5.0 x 4.82 ft.6°20’ Lens construction: 16 elements in 12 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 .5 x 70 mm / 2. (327 x 503 mm / 12. magnification: 0.5-5.9°30’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ . (at 0.67 x 45 mm / 8.4 x 101 mm / 3.7 x 2. 200 g / 7.49 m / 1.

LLC. caused by the malfunction of nongenuine Canon accessories (e. etc. SDXC logo is a trademark of SD-3C. Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories. HDMI. in the United States and other countries.Trademarks Adobe is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated. Please note that this warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire. All other corporate and product names and trademarks mentioned in this manual are the property of their respective owners. the shooting information is incorporated to optimize the print output. and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are a trademark or registered trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC. Windows is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.g. although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis. HDMI logo..” * Notice displayed in English as required. Exif Print is a standard that enhances compatibility between digital cameras and printers.21 (also called “Exif Print”). 232 . No license is granted or implied for any other use for MPEG-4 standard.. Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc. About MPEG-4 Licensing “This product is licensed under AT&T patents for the MPEG-4 standard and may be used for encoding MPEG-4 compliant video and/or decoding MPEG-4 compliant video that was encoded only (1) for a personal and non-commercial purpose or (2) by a video provider licensed under the AT&T patents to provide MPEG-4 compliant video.0 and Exif 2. a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). By connecting the camera to an Exif Print-compliant printer. * This digital camera supports Design rule for Camera File System 2.

or modify the battery pack or back-up battery. power sources. death. remove the battery pack and disconnect the power plug. immediately unplug the battery charger from the power outlet to stop the recharging and prevent a fire. Preventing Serious Injury or Death • To prevent fire.Do not short-circuit. It can cause blindness or skin problems. Do not use any home-made or modified batteries. When using flash to photograph an infant. (Battery chemicals may harm the stomach and intestines. • Do not use the equipment where there is flammable gas. . excessive heat. keep the equipment away from the reach of children. Also. smoke. heat generation. • Prevent any battery leakage from contacting your eyes. changes color. • Before storing the camera or accessory when not in use. • During the recharging. This is to prevent an explosion or fire. This is to prevent electrical shock. And do not subject the battery pack or back-up battery to strong physical shock.) • When disposing of a battery pack or back-up battery. or emits smoke or fumes. See a physician immediately. or clothing. connecting cables. Do not expose the battery pack or back-up battery to fire or water. and fire. Be careful not to get burned in the process. • Do not fire the flash at someone driving a car. • Do not fire the flash near a person’s eyes. The cord can accidentally choke the child or give an electrical shock. It may cause an accident. Do not mix new and old or different types of batteries. If a child swallows the battery. • Keep the back-up battery away from children. insulate the electrical contacts with tape to prevent contact with other metallic objects or batteries. remove it immediately. and explosions.Do not use any batteries. . and accessories not specified in this booklet. It can deform the cord or melt the insulation and cause a fire or electrical shock. keep at least 1 meter away. follow the safeguards below: . It may impair the person’s vision. . 233 .Safety Warnings Follow these safeguards and use the equipment properly to prevent injury. or fumes are emitted during battery pack recharging. . consult a physician immediately.Do not insert any foreign metallic objects into the electrical contacts of the camera. If the battery leakage contacts your eyes. • If excessive heat. skin. Do not apply heat or apply solder to the battery pack or back-up battery. • If the battery pack or back-up battery leaks. disassemble. deforms. skin. do not exceed the recharging time. and material damage.Do not install the battery pack or back-up battery in reversed polarity (+ –).40°C (32°F . etc. chemical leakage.Do not recharge the battery pack outside the allowable ambient temperature range of 0°C .104°F). • Do not leave any cords near a heat source. This is to prevent fire or an explosion. flush the affected area with lots of clean water without rubbing it. and clothing. accessories.

Preventing Injury or Equipment Damage • Do not leave equipment inside a car under the hot sun or near a heat source. 234 . cut. Otherwise. Doing so may cause injury. humid.Do not handle a power plug with wet hands. contact your dealer or your nearest Canon Service Center. • Before using the camera inside an airplane or hospital. the dust on the power outlet may become moist and short-circuit the outlet to cause a fire. or excessively bend the cord or put a heavy object on the cord. . • Do not carry the camera around while it is attached to a tripod. check if it is allowed. • Do not use paint thinner. • Occasionally unplug the power plug and use a dry cloth to clean off the dust around the power outlet. Doing so may cause fire or a health hazard. The battery pack or back-up battery can also become hot and cause skin burns. Also do not twist or tie the cords. or other organic solvents to clean the equipment. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. • Do not leave a lens or lens-attached camera under the sun without the lens cap attached. • Keep the camera from the reach of small children.Do not scratch. • To prevent fire and electrical shock. benzene. The neck strap can accidentally choke the child. the lens may concentrate the sun’s rays and cause a fire. High-voltage internal parts can cause electrical shock.• If you drop the equipment and the casing breaks open to expose the internal parts.When unplugging a power plug. Doing so may trap heat within and cause the casing to deform or catch fire. If the surrounding is dusty. • Do not disassemble or modify the equipment. . . follow the safeguards below: . The equipment may become hot and cause skin burns. . Doing so may damage your vision. or oily. • If you drop the camera in water or if water or metal fragments enter inside the camera. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. If the product does not work properly or requires repair. • Do not use or leave the battery pack or back-up battery in a hot environment.Always insert the power plug all the way in. Doing so may cause battery leakage or a shorter battery life. . grasp and pull the plug instead of the cord. • Do not store the equipment in dusty or humid places. Also make sure the tripod is sturdy enough to support the camera and lens. • Do not look at the sun or an extremely bright light source through the camera or lens. do not touch the internal parts due to the possibility of electrical shock. promptly remove the battery pack and back-up battery. Electromagnetic waves emitted by the camera may interfere with the plane’s instruments or the hospital’s medical equipment. • Do not cover or wrap the battery-recharging apparatus with a cloth.Do not use a cord whose insulation has been damaged.Do not connect too many power plugs to the same power outlet.

canon-europe. Your cooperation in the correct disposal of this product will contribute to the effective usage of natural resources.. Cd = Cadmium. For more information about the recycling of this product. Improper handling of this type of waste could have a possible impact on the environment and human health due to potentially hazardous substances that are generally associated with EEE.com/environment. These symbols indicate that this product is not to be disposed of with your household waste. (EEA: Norway. in accordance with the Battery Directive.g. If a chemical symbol is printed beneath the symbol shown above. This product should be handed over to a designated collection point. Iceland and Liechtenstein) 235 . please contact your local city office. this indicates that a heavy metal (Hg = Mercury. according to the WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC).European Union (and EEA) only. Pb = Lead) is present in this battery or accumulator at a concentration above an applicable threshold specified in the Battery Directive. e. approved scheme or your household waste disposal service or visit www. waste authority. on an authorized one-for-one basis when you buy a new similar product or to an authorized collection site for recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and batteries and accumulators. the Battery Directive (2006/66/EC) and/or your national laws implementing those Directives.

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.......................................... self-timer .....27............... 138 Black-and-white image .... 169 Access lamp...... 103 Auto playback → Slide show Auto power off.67 Aperture-priority AE .......................................... 92 A A/V OUT........... 13............ 2...................................97..................... 144 Holding the camera.............................................................................................. 143 Camera shake .................................. 139 Autofocus → Focusing Av (Aperture-priority AE)............................89 AF → Focusing AI FOCUS (AI Focus AF)........ 99 Color tone...... 96 Color temperature .........71 4......... 112......... 64................. 36 Settings display....... 106 Clear settings ......... 2 Center-weighted average metering ....................................................................... 138 Eye-Fi.............................................. 32............................................ 86 Cleaning (image sensor) ..............................37 Card... 169 Auto Lighting Optimizer....67 AI Servo AF..........76 Basic Zone modes ..........156 640x480 .Index 1280x720 ...... 35 ..... 92 Continuous shooting............................ 84 C C (Creative Auto) ........85 Adobe RGB.........................80 B B/W (Monochrome).........148 2-sec........ 169 Camera Camera shake. 55 Cable .........................67 AI SERVO (AI Servo AF) .................. 42 Problem......................................20 Battery → Power 237 ................... 160......................160... 224 SD speed class ........ 208 Format........................................ 134 AEB...... 70 Contrast...80 Audio/video OUT.. 150 Clock → Date/Time Close-up .................................45........................................... 52 Color space ........... 76. 93 Built-in flash..................................................................32 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE)................ 123 SDHC/SDXC.................................................. 79. 167......................160..... 31 Card reminder ............................. 216 Beeper.......... 84 BULB (Bulb exposure).......................................148 2nd-curtain sync.................................... 3..............................................or 9-image index display........................................................131 1st-curtain sync... 82 Bulb ...........131 1920x1080 ..........................96 AE lock................ 31.....................131 Battery Grip ...................

.....176 Dioptric adjustment ...............................................................82 Dial................... 42 Frame rate. 160 D Date/Time ..Index Copyright information.........70.... 48 Focus mode switch ...............................................76 FE lock.................... 148 Built-in flash ............ 113 AF point selection ............................ 64 2nd-curtain sync ............... 123..190 List.............23. 132........................................................ 33............ 147......................... 202 Manual focusing........29 DC coupler............171 Error codes ...36 Direct printing → Printing DPOF...................................... 131 Full High-Definition...... 214 Flash ......................203 Depth-of-field preview.. 64 Custom Functions...................................................................................................................... 140 File size ................. 206 Eye-Fi card ........... 192 Menu setting ....................... 68 AF-assist beam..... 147 Red-eye reduction ............ 131.......... 149 Effective range ............151 E Erase (image) ..........................147..........................................87 Extension ............................ 72. 48 Format (card initialization).........199 Creative Auto ....................................................... 131 Full Auto .. 69 Focusing AF mode .............141 External Speedlite................ 88 Flash off ..................................................... 77 Digital terminal .................................185 Drive mode ..... 47................................................190 Clear all ................... 46 Focus lock ........ 46 Full HD ... 88 Focus confirmation light ..114 Faithful ........................55 Creative Zone modes ................................................................ ............................................... 173 Filter effect (Monochrome) ........98 238 ........................ 69.......................... 71 Dust Delete Data ........... 65 Flash exposure compensation ....... 49.........................16................................. 194 Beeper ........20 Custom Functions. 120 Out of focus ...................... 66................... 202 Recompose...... 138 Difficult-to-focus subjects . 98 Flash exposure compensation.... 47................ 93 Firmware Ver.......................... 117......................................................................... 206 FE lock..................86 Exposure compensation ...... 56 Flash-sync speed.... 117.......... 205 F Face detection Live mode (AF)............................................224 Evaluative metering ............................208 Eyepiece cover .................................191 File number .......... 64 External Speedlite.........

....................................................... 134 H HDMI................. 63 ISO expansion .....................................................210 Image dust prevention.... 167 HDMI CEC (High-Definition Multimedia Interface Consumer Electronics Control) .........165 Erase .............. 72 Jump display .................... 104 Live mode (AF)...................................... 155 Menu screen ................203 J JPEG ........ 138 Image verification data ................................... 63 G Grid display ......... 40 Screen color..................... 58...... 146 Brightness adjustment ............................ 30 LCD monitor .... 72 Index display ................110............142............................. 167 Highlight alert ......................................................................... 167 Image area..........................173 Highlight tone priority .............................170 Rotate ...................................62.... 21......... 33 ...........112...........173 Highlight detail loss .....................................174 Household power ............ 155 Protect .... 20 Image-recording quality......... 151 Image review time .................................................. 13 Auto off.....................173 Histogram .........171 Highlight alert............... 62 Auto................................160....... 197 Image Zone ............................ 173 View on TV .......174 Index............................131................................... 156 ISO speed ................Index Function availability table... 139 Display switching ..... 157 L I ICC profile ... 159 Shooting information................. 146 Shooting settings display ........................ 44 Image playback.....58........................................................... 75 Language selection .... 113 239 ........ 18 Lens......................96 Image Auto playback ............34 Landscape...................168 High-Definition ....157 Magnified view...................................... 160...............35 Attaching/Detaching .................................156 Jump display (Image browsing)....... 192 Maximum ISO speed with Auto ISO ................158 Playback ...................................................................................... 33 Lens peripheral illumination correction......................... 51................160.................. 194 Histogram (Brightness/RGB) ............................

..................................................... 132 Shooting.......................... 160................ 214 O ONE SHOT (One-Shot AF) .........................................................112. 134 MF (Manual focusing) ........................................... 158 Malfunction ............ 195 Mode Dial......... 66 P P (Program AE)...................20 Monochrome. 131..... 131 Playback ........ 127 Manual focusing...................................................................................................................112 Possible shots ...........................212 My Menu.................... 16 .................42. 214 240 ................ 127 Movie crop ........................ 74... 84...............................86 Metering timer.........109 Long exposures → Bulb Low level format........................................... 162 Recording size .... 167 My Menu ..... 131..Index Live View shooting................................ 43 M M (Manual exposure).... 120 Maximum burst ..................................... 70. 132 Frame rate ...113 Grid display ....83 Magnified view ............................ 60 PAL........... 160 File size............................. 131 Recording time. 164 Enjoying ....................120.................69................................73 Memory card → Card Menu Menu settings ....... 193 Long exposure ...............................................40 Metering mode........106................. 54 Night scene ..........................134 Mirror lockup ................................83....... 51 Noise reduction High ISO speed .............22 NTSC ..................................... 129 View on TV .......................................... 193 Nomenclature....................................69................................ 120 Microphone ........................................................ 134 Still photo shooting..........198 Setting operation .......................218 Manual exposure ................................................... 131 Manual exposure shooting... 123 Sound recording .....76 Movie Autoexposure shooting ....... 66 One-Shot AF ..........107 Focusing.. 198 N Neutral........... 124 Editing out first and last scenes ................................................. 76 Night Portrait .......

................... 57..................... 24 Red-eye reduction .....................................................................................61 Protect (image erase-protection)...............178 Partial metering...................185 Printing effects .................94 Pixels ................ 93 Sharpness .......................................................... 27......74 RAW+JPEG............................................183 Program AE .........38 Quick Control screen .......28.....................................................60 Program shift ................................. 153 Sepia (Monochrome)..183 Trimming................................179 Paper settings........ 233 Saturation .... 75 Possible shots........................... 142......... 71 Sensor cleaning...176 Page layout... 204 Revert to default settings........175 Picture Style Adjustment........................ 126..........................58. 109 Recharge .............28 Household power. 31 Remote control shooting..........27........203 Possible shots .....................28.118 241 ............................................................... 72 .............................104 PictBridge.................................................................86 Peripheral illumination correction .. 92 SD/SDHC/SDXC card → Card Self-timer ................................................24 Switch ..... 155 Portrait .......... 72 ..........38 Quick mode (AF). 173 Q Q (Quick Control) ............... 139 Battery check.................180... 150..................50...........................75 User defined ..... 144 Rotate (image)............ 133........... 71................ 109 Power Auto power off ......................................... 182 Tilt correction . 65 Release shutter without card............................. 54........72 Playback ...................................91 Selection...................27 Printing.......... 92 Shooting information display ..........170 R RAW .....................................................................................74 Recharge..........................Index Paper settings (printing)... 110................. 159 S Safety warnings...............179 Print Order (DPOF)........

....................................162 Sports...........54 k (Movie shooting)....134 Speaker...................37 Shutter-priority AE ............... 99 Personal................................... 163 W WB → White balance White balance .........................52 5 (Sports)...................................................................................................75 Stopped-down aperture ...................................93 Trimming (printing)..123 Shooting settings display .........................................49 2 (Portrait) ...... 36 Volume (Movie playback) ............55 1 (Full Auto)................................80 Tv (Shutter-priority AE)...86 sRGB ........................216 Tv (Shutter-priority AE) .....................23 System map.................................................................................85 M (Manual exposure) .......................................................165 Sound recording ........ 78 V Video system.......... 169............................ 102 Correction ..........20 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE) ................... 101 Custom .....46 7 (Flash Off) ......................194 Toning effect (Monochrome) ...18 Shutter button .......96 Standard ...............51 4 (Close-up) ......................................... 100 T Tone priority ................................................. 167 Viewfinder ..........................50 3 (Landscape) ........................ 160.........................82 Strap ... 19 Dioptric adjustment .53 6 (Night Portrait) ...........78 Slide show ..............................183 242 .......................................78 P (Program AE) .... 99 Bracketing................................................Index Shooting mode................ 214 View on TV............................................................................................53 Spot metering.....60 C (Creative Auto) .......................83 Av (Aperture-priority AE) ..................................................

....................................p....250 p....254 p.Q Quick Control Screen ....S AF Point ................k Shooting Movies ..........Picture Style ......246 p......Creative Zone Modes .p.....249 p...............250 p.A Live View Shooting..i Drive Mode ..........Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations ...........Using the Built-in Flash....................251 p...250 p......d: Program AE .254 p..........Image Playback ................p.......250 p.......................................257/258 EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk .Image-recording Quality .......247 p....................................Basic Zone Modes ...Custom Functions ....246 p....253 p......Nomenclature .....251 p..s: Shutter-priority AE ...................................245 p........252 p.........f: Aperture-priority AE.......252 p.244 p.p.255 Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk ...............E: AF Mode..........Z: ISO Speed ..256 Installing the Software .249 p..259 243 .......

Press the <M> button to display the menu. 2. then press the <V> key to select the desired item. press <0>.Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys 1. 3. Press the <U> key to select the tab. Press <0> to display the setting. After setting the item. 4. Basic Zone Modes Movie Shooting Mode Creative Zone Modes Tab Menu items Menu settings 244 .

245 . In the Basic Zone modes (except C). Aperture ISO speed Highlight tone priority Flash exposure compensation Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Picture Style White balance Metering mode AF mode Shutter speed Exposure compensation/ AEB setting Shooting mode Image-recording quality Press the <S> key to select the function. you can select certain drive modes and the image-recording quality. The Quick Control screen will appear. then turn the <6> dial to set it. press the <Q> button.Quick Reference Guide Q Quick Control Screen With the shooting settings displayed.

Style Description P Standard Q Portrait R Landscape V Monochrome Vivid colors and sharp images. Nice skin tones and slightly sharp images. Image-recording quality Pixels Possible shots A Picture StyleN Press the <XA> button. then press <0>. 246 . Press the <U> key to select the quality. Vivid blue skies and greenery and very sharp images. For <S> (Neutral) and <U> (Faithful). Black-and-white images.Quick Reference Guide Image-recording Quality Select [1 Quality]. see the camera’s instruction manual. Press the <U> key to select the Picture Style. then press <0>. then press <0>.

Quick Reference Guide Nomenclature Power switch <Z> ISO speed setting button <6> Main Dial <D> Flash button Mode Dial Shutter button Focus mode switch <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button <A> AE lock button <S> AF point selection button Display-off sensor <S> Cross keys Access lamp <O> Aperture/Exposure compensation button <0> Setting button 247 .

Quick Reference Guide Shooting Settings Display Aperture Shutter speed ISO speed Exposure level indicator White balance Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Possible shots Metering mode Shooting mode Picture Style Image-recording quality Quick Control AF mode icon Battery check zxcn OK NG Viewfinder Information AF point activation indicator <•> Spot metering circle AF points Focus confirmation light Max. burst Monochrome shooting ISO speed Exposure level indicator AE lock Flash-ready Flash exposure compensation Shutter speed Aperture 248 .

and the camera does the rest. Turn the <6> dial to set the function. Creative Zone Modes Press the <D> button to pop up the built-in flash. sic Z o n e Ba 1 Full Auto C Creative Auto 7 Flash Off 2 Portrait 3 Landscape 4 Close-up 5 Sports 6 Night Portrait (Displayed only when <C> is set. the built-in flash will pop-up automatically in low-light or backlit conditions (except in the <7> <3> <5> modes).Quick Reference Guide Basic Zone Modes All the settings necessary for shooting are set automatically. then press the <S> key to select the function. 249 .) Press the <Q> button. D Using the Built-in Flash Basic Zone Modes If necessary. then shoot. You just press the shutter button.

The shutter speed will be set automatically. 250 . s: Shutter-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <s>. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. d: Program AE The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture in the same way as the <1> mode. If the aperture display blinks. If the shutter speed display blinks. Set the Mode Dial to <d>. Turn the <6> dial to set the desired aperture.Quick Reference Guide Creative Zone Modes Cre ati v e ne Zo You can change the camera settings as desired to shoot in various ways. then focus the subject. f: Aperture-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <f>. Turn the <6> dial to set the desired shutter speed. The aperture will be set automatically. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. then focus the subject.

Press the <S> key to select the AF point. then press <0>. While looking at the viewfinder. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection. 251 .Quick Reference Guide E: AF ModeN Set the lens focus mode switch to <f>. X(One-Shot AF): For still subjects 9(AI Focus AF): Switches the AF mode automatically Z(AI Servo AF): For moving subjects S AF PointN Press the <S> button. Press the <U> key to select the AF mode. you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point flashes in red. Press the <ZE> button.

Quick Reference Guide Z: ISO SpeedN Press the <Z> button. Press the <U> key to select the drive mode. then press <0>. When “AUTO” is selected. u: i: Q: l: q: Single shooting Continuous shooting Self-timer/Remote control* Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous* * The <Q> and <q> drive modes can be selected in all shooting modes. the ISO speed is set automatically. the ISO speed setting will be displayed. i Drive ModeN Press the <YiQ> button. When you press the shutter button halfway. 252 . Turn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed.

200 shots 50% Flash Use Approx. To change the Live View settings. Battery Life with Live View Shooting Temperature No Flash At 23°C / 73°F Approx. 180 shots 253 . Press the shutter button completely to take the picture. Press the shutter button halfway to focus. use the [6 Live View function settings] menu.Quick Reference Guide A Live View Shooting Press the <A> button to display the Live View image.

Press the shutter button halfway to focus. speed in Av mode 4 Long exposure noise reduction 5 High ISO speed noise reduction 6 Highlight tone priority 7 AF-assist beam firing 8 Mirror lockup 9 Shutter/AE lock button 10 Assign SET button 11 LCD display when power ON 12 Add image verification data 254 . press <A> again. press the shutter button. To stop movie shooting.Quick Reference Guide k Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k>. Press the <A> button to start shooting a movie. Custom FunctionsN 1 Exposure level increments 2 ISO expansion 3 Flash sync. To shoot still photos.

Quick Reference Guide Image Playback y u y u Index Magnify Select image S L Erase B Shooting information x Playback 255 .

Image Viewing and Editing Software c ZoomBrowser EX (Windows) / ImageBrowser (Macintosh) You can view. Communication Software for the Camera and Computer a EOS Utility You can download images (still images/movies) you have shot with the camera to your computer. You can play and edit MOV movies and extract stil images from movies. Picture Style File Creating Software d Picture Style Editor You can edit Picture Style to your unique image characteristics and create/save an original Picture Style file. You can set the various settings of the camera from your computer. 256 . It is especially recommended for users who mainly shoot RAW images. Can be used by a wide range of users from amateurs to professionals. edit and print shot images on your computer at highspeed. You can edit images with originals remaining unchanged. You can shoot photos remotely by connecting the camera with your computer. Recommended for novices who are using a digital camera for the first time and amateur users.Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk This disk contains various software for EOS DIGITAL. Image Viewing and Editing Software b Digital Photo Professional You can view. You can organize and sort images by shooting date or theme. edit and print JPEG images on your computer.

“WFT Utility” and “Original Data Security Tools” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual). Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure. 5 Once your computer has restarted. The software will not be installed correctly. To download images from the cameras. If not necessary. 257 . 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD). uninstall the software. 3 Click [Easy Installation] to start installation. Never connect the camera to your computer before you install the software. remove the CD.Installing the Software Compatible OS Windows 7 Windows Vista SP1/SP2/SP3 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. the window for Step 4 appears. 4 Click [Restart]. B When installation ends.

On your computer’s desktop.6 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. 4 Click [Finish]. double-click and open the CD-ROM icon.4 . If not necessary. 3 Click [Install] to start installation. 5 Remove the CD.Installing the Software Compatible OS MAC OS X 10. “WFT Utility” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. and then double-click [Canon EOS Digital Installer]. refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual). Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD). uninstall the software. the window for Step 4 appears. 258 . When installation ends. To download images from the cameras.10.

use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader. Double-click the START. Double-click on the CD icon. Then select your language. Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your computer. use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader. 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your computer. 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your Macintosh. 2 Open the CD. Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your Macintosh. To save the PDF manual to your computer.pdf files. To save the PDF manual to your computer.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format).0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format). 259 . BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed. 2 Open the CD. 3 Double-click the START. double-click [My Computer] on the desktop) and then double-click the CD-ROM drive into which you have inserted the CD. Click [Start] [My Computer] (in versions other than Windows XP.[WINDOWS] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your computer.pdf files. 3 [MACINTOSH] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your Macintosh. Then select your language. Acrobat Reader (version 6. Acrobat Reader (version 6. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed.

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